A new rumor for the upcoming Daisy Ridley Star Wars film, set fifteen years after the events of The Rise of Skywalker, sheds some light on the possible title of the new movie.
A Reddit user on the r/StarWarsLeaks page has claimed that their sources tell them that the title of the new film is Star Wars: A New Beginning. This title appears to be in reference to the movie’s position as a post-Skywalker Saga story, where Rey will attempt to restart the Jedi Order from the ground up following the group’s decimation at the hands of the Sith. The rumor has generated a lot of talk on social media with fans, but this title hasn’t been officially confirmed by Lucasfilm or Disney at this time.
The Script is Rumored to be Finalized by Thanksgiving
According to Star Wars News Net, the final draft of the script for the new Star Wars film is set to be turned in by Thanksgiving, in a few weeks time. This comes after a long pause on work on the script due to the WGA strikes, but now that they have reached a deal with the studios, screenwriter Steven Knight is reportedly back to work on the story. Knight is the current scribe on the script, which is reportedly a fresh new direction for the franchise and was hired following Damon Lindelof’s departure from the project.
According to Lindelof himself, in an interview this spring, the writer confirmed that he was “asked to leave” the project by Lucasfilm due to growing creative differences. That being said, he reiterated that the studio is still pushing forward with the film, but “unfortunately not with [him].” That’s where Knight, the creator of Netflix’s Peaky Blinders television series amidst other critically acclaimed projects, was brought in. Now, with a finalized script approaching and a rumored title, it appears that the film is closer than ever to entering production.
Star Wars is Returning to the Big Screen
Re-releases of Rogue One and Return of the Jedi aside, there hasn’t been a Star Wars movie on the big screen since 2019’s The Rise of Skywalker. Lucasfilm has pivoted to focus on the Disney+ shows in the years since then, but are now looking to return to theatrically released movies in the near future. Not only is Daisy Ridley’s Star Wars film currently in active development, but there are also two other stories that have been announced for the big screen. Dave Filoni’s MandoVerse crossover movie, rumored to be an adaption of the Legends novel Heir to the Empire, and James Mangold’s Dawn of the Jedi project are both in development as well, highlighting that the Star Wars franchise is coming back to theaters after a sizable hiatus.
The Star Wars sequel trilogy is available to stream on Disney+.
Source: Reddit, Star Wars News Net