House of Cards, Andor Writer Joins James Mangold’s Jedi Origins Film

James Mangold, known for his distinct filmmaking style, is closer to having a Star Wars movie. Beau Willimon, a familiar face in the Star Wars universe and acclaimed writer of Netflix’s hit drama series ‘House of Cards,’ is officially working on the script for Mangold’s Star Wars movie. The movie’s working title is ‘Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi,’ expected to delve into the origins of the Force and set 25,000 years before any other existing project’s timeline or story. This Star Wars project is among several under development, with fans eagerly awaiting what’s in store for them.

Beau Willimon: The Script-based Force Behind ‘Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi’

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Beau Willimon is officially on board to write the script for Mangold’s Star Wars movie. Willimon has previously contributed to the Star Wars universe, credited for writing three episodes of ‘Andor.’ Beyond this galaxy, his fame rests on his work for the popular Netflix series ‘House of Cards,’ where he served as the showrunner for four seasons. He also penned the 2018 film, ‘Mary Queen of Scots.’

Mangold’s Film: One of the Numerous Star Wars Projects in Progress

Besides ‘Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi,’ June 2023 saw the announcement of three more Star Wars movies. One project will bring back Daisy Ridley as Rey in a narrative set 15 years post ‘The Rise of Skywalker,’ with Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy directing Steven Knight’s script. Another film on the slate is ‘The Mandalorian & Grogu,’ releasing May 22, 2026. This project continues Din Djarin and Grogu’s adventures, enriching the Star Wars universe further.

Wrapping Up

With Beau Willimon scripting ‘Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi’ and multiple Star Wars projects in the offing, the force seems strong with Star Wars’ future. As we eagerly anticipate the unknown and unchartered territories these projects will explore, stay connected for more updates and exclusive content on HitPlay.

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