Damon Lindelof Was Asked To Stay Away From Star Wars

Damon Lindelof has admitted he was told to stay far, far away from the Star Wars universe.

The creator of “Lost” and “The Leftovers” told Esquire’s “Explain This” that he did not leave the Star Wars project that he was working on by choice. Lindelof was cowriting a Star Wars film when things came to an end.

“I was in more than talks to join the Star Wars universe,” Lindelof said to Esquire. “I joined the Star Wars universe and was asked to leave.”

Despite the snub – Lindelof left out specifics on who or what caused the rift – he indicated he was willing to come back.

At Star Wars Celebration, it was announced that Obaid-Chinoy and Knight’s movie is actually a sequel to 2019’s “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” and will feature the return of Daisy Ridley’s Rey to the franchise. It’s still unconfirmed whether Lindelof was also planning a Rey-centric movie for Obaid-Chinoy to direct, although rumors have claimed as such. Lindelof said the original Star Wars was the first film he ever saw in theaters and that he really connected with the film’s storytelling, so it definitely holds a special place in his heart.

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