‘Star Wars’ Shawn Levy Movie Being Penned By Filmmaker’s Collaborator Jonathan Tropper

Deadline has confirmed that the Shawn Levy directed Star Wars movie we first told you about back in 2022, is being penned by Jonathan Tropper.

The news comes as Levy is about to detonate the summer with his directed Marvel Studios feature Deadpool & Wolverine, which some tracking services have at a $200M opening and others as the biggest R-rated domestic start of all-time, beating the original Deadpool‘s $132.4M.

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Tropper has a long history with Levy, having written his Netflix movie, The Adam Project, which starred Deadpool‘s Ryan Reynolds. He also wrote the Levy directed Warner Bros 2014 dramedy This Is Where I Leave You and the 2017 Netflix dramedy Kodachrome, which Levy produced under his 21 Laps banner.

On TV, Tropper created the Cinemax crime thriller series Banshee, as well as Warrior, and was a showrunner and scribe on AppleTV+s Jason Momoa series See. He’s also the creator of that streamer’s upcoming series, Your Friends and Neighbors with Jon Hamm, Amanda Peet and Olivia Munn.

Deadline has reached out to Lucasfilm for comment. Among the upcoming Star Wars movies Disney/Lucasfilm has in the works, there’s the Jon Favreau directed, The Mandalorian & Grogu on May 22, 2026 and two untitled Star Wars titles on Dec. 18, 2026 and Dec. 17, 2027, the first of those being the Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy directed, Daisy Ridley returning sequel. Currently streaming on Disney+ is the prequel series Star Wars: The Acolyte. By the way in regards to that second movie, that’s a lot of Star Wars in a given year, I can’t imagine that release date sticks.

The InSneider first had the news about Tropper boarding Star Wars.

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