Shawn Levy shares an update on the upcoming Star Wars film – READ

Shawn Levy is a well-known film director best known for his smash film franchise Night at the Museum, as well as being the lead producer of the wildly popular Netflix series Stranger Things.

Shawn Levy leads a crazy life, but he’s always willing to take on more, much like any successful Hollywood creator. Work on both his Star Wars picture and the much-anticipated television sequel to his beloved Hugh Jackman film, Real Steel, has been halted due to the massive strike that has paralysed the entire film and television industry.

During an interview with Collider at the Toronto International Film Festival, Levy stated that the development phase of his Star Wars project had just begun when it was halted by the writers’ strike, and that work on it would resume once the writers’ fair share was received.


During an interview with Collider at the Toronto International picture Festival, Levy disclosed that the writers’ strike began as production on his Star Wars picture began. Given how many previous Star Wars projects have failed in their early stages throughout the years, this update is bittersweet. Although there is still a waiting period, it is clear that early preparations were made to build the plot of his film.

He said, “We were just starting the process of developing my movie, and the writer strike happened, so we are in that holding pattern that so much of our industry is in.”

In an earlier interview with SyFy Wire in December 2022, Shawn Levy also shared excitement regarding directing a Star Wars film. This is what he had to say:

“We’re in pretty early development still, but my goal is to make a Star Wars movie that is like a lot of my movies, which is visual spectacle and a healthy dose of wish fulfillment, levity, and big heart.”

“If you had told me when I was making Big Fat Liar that I would eventually be making Deadpool and Star Wars, I would’ve said, ‘Are you kidding me?! That’s a fantasy, not a goal.’ So the fact that I’m getting to paint on these big, rich canvasses, it’s thrilling to me. I don’t ever for a day take it for granted or feel complacent about it” he further stated.

Shawn Levy is currently filming Deadpool 3 alongside Hugh Jackman and Ryan Reynolds. The film, which is set to be released on May 3, 2024, was put on hold owing to ongoing writer’s strikes.