Deadpool 3, Stranger Things Director Is Taking On A Star Wars Movie

Shawn Levy has had a remarkable couple of years and is now on his way to directing a Star Wars movie.


Shawn Levy, the director of Deadpool 3 and executive producer of Netflix's Stranger Things, is in talks to develop and direct an upcoming Star Wars movie, Deadline reports. It'll be for a while though as he has to complete the third Deadpool movie, which will bring Hugh Jackman into the Marvel fold once again before he jets off to a galaxy far, far away.

Levy has had a busy few years with his film Free Guy, also over at Disney through 20th Century Studios, and starring Deadpool himself Ryan Reynolds, in addition to his work on Stranger Things. Could this film bring Ryan Reynolds to Star Wars as well? There are no hints of even what the project but by the time they finish Deadpool 3, it'll be the third collaboration between the duo.

The director confirmed the news himself on his Twitter account, offering up a brief comment about his excitement.

Lucasfilm hasn't released a Star Wars film in theaters since 2019's The Rise of Skywalker, putting an end to the Skywalker Saga, for now at least. There is a batch of films in production now, but all have slim details, aside from Patty Jenkins' Rogue Squadron movie being shelved for the moment. Thor: Ragnarok and Love and Thunder director Taika Waititi will get his chance, but no other details have developed.

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