Star Wars Celebration 2023: Director James Mangold Announces Ancient ‘Star Wars’ Film

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Today, during the Star Wars Celebration event in London, Lucasfilm film introduced director James Mangold to the stage. Mangold is best known for directing Logan, 3:10 to Yuma, and this year’s Indiana Jones. The director was revealed to be developing an ancient Star Wars film set in The Old Republic. The film will follow the very first Jedi to become Force Sensitive. It is currently titled Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi. The director told Variety, “When I first talked to Kathy Kennedy about it, I just said, ‘I just see this opening to make kind of a ‘Ben-Hur’ or ‘The 10 Commandments’ about the birth of the force.’ The force has become a kind of religious legend that spans through all these movies. But where did it come from? How is it found? Who found it? Who was the first Jedi? And that’s what I’m writing right now.”

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Mangold originally was going to work on the second iteration of a Boba Fett film, but that eventually became The Book of Boba Fett. Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss tried developing their own Old Republic film before exiting the studio over “creative differences.” No production date has been set yet.

Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi has no set release date

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