Shawn Levy Opens Up About Developing His Star Wars Movie

Shawn Levy opens up about developing his Star Wars movie and he does not want to be one of the ones that falls by the wayside.

Shawn Levy opens up about developing his Star Wars movie and he does not want to be one of the ones that falls by the wayside. The director recently chatted with Collider and is well aware not all Star Wars projects under development get made. Levy says he is pumped about this opportunity.

“If you had told me back when I was directing Big Fat Liar that someday I’d be working on the biggest TV show in the world and directing Marvel followed by Star Wars, I would’ve told you “You’re fucking nuts.” But it is so thrilling. And it is the kind of big canvas storytelling that I’ve always dreamed of doing.”

“I’ve gotten lucky because ironically it started with Night at the Museum where you’re really building a world, and you’re incorporating comedy and heart. And you and I have spoken a lot, that’s very much what I tried to do on Free Guy and Adam Project. And so to get the calls from both Marvel and Lucasfilm, really gratifying. Because I’ve done this job for a while and these are calls I definitely hoped I would someday get. And the fact that it’s all coming now and that this is the next several years of my life is really… I’m just stoked. I don’t have deeper words than that. I am happy and excited about it every day.”

Levy as said above is also well aware of the fail rate, and is determined that will not be him.

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“Yes. I’m very aware of the ratio of filmmakers who get to the starting line. As you know, Steve, I’m a student of the business, and so of course I note that. But here’s my attitude: I have this golden ticket into a galaxy far away, and I’m going to devote myself to developing a screenplay that gives me the privilege of making this movie.”

“I don’t attach to things because it looks good in a trade announcement. I attach to things that I intend to make. And you better believe I’m not going to squander this juiciest of opportunities. I’m going to work my ass off. But first, I got to work my ass off on making Deadpool. So it’s definitely longer-term planning, but I want to be one of the movies that gets to the starting line because these are rare opportunities, and I want to make the most of it.”

However as Levy also says, there is a lot of work yet to do before this movie gets underway.

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“I’ve been talking with Kathy Kennedy for a while now, and she’s been aware of my passion for this franchise for a long time. The stars finally aligned, and she came to me and was like, let’s do something here. And that’s as much as I can say. But this is definitely development and not yet close to prep. So there’s a lot of work to be done.”

For now we are none the wiser when it comes to what Levy’s Star Wars movie is about. Whatever his pitch was, it impressed Kathy Kennedy. However for now that doesn’t mean a whole lot until the picture goes under cameras. After all, we have been here before, and yet we’ve still had no Star Wars movie since The Rise of Skywalker stunk theatres out.

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