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Deadpool 3 Director's Star Wars Movie Enlists Familiar Writer

Deadpool 3 Director’s Star Wars Movie Enlists Familiar Writer

Exciting news for Star Wars fans as the upcoming movie directed by Shawn Levy, known for his work on “Deadpool 3,” will have a script penned by Jonathan Tropper. Jeff Sneider of The InSneider reveals that Tropper is set to write the screenplay for Levy’s much-anticipated Star Wars venture. This collaboration isn’t new for the duo, as they previously worked together on “This Is Where I Leave You” and “The Adam Project.” While Tropper’s novel inspired the former, he co-wrote the script for the latter alongside T. S. Nowlin, Jennifer Flackett, and Mark Levin.

Tropper’s career highlights include co-creating the popular series “Banshee” and creating Cinemax’s series “Warrior,” which aired from 2019 to 2023. He has also contributed his writing talents to the shows “Vinyl” and “See.”

Before venturing into the Star Wars universe, Tropper was behind the scripts for four other films. His journey began with writing the script for Levy’s adaptation of “This Is Where I Leave You” in 2014. This was followed by “Kodachrome,” “Irreplaceable You,” and “The Adam Project.”

Details about Levy’s Star Wars project remain scarce. It was first reported in November 2022 that Levy was in talks to helm a Star Wars movie. More concrete information is expected soon, especially since Levy is likely to turn his focus toward the iconic franchise after finishing “Deadpool 3.” The Marvel movie is scheduled for a late July 2024 release, which will free up Levy’s schedule for new projects.

Despite his busy schedule, Levy has other commitments. He is also expected to direct several episodes of “Stranger Things” Season 5. He produces the series under his 21 Laps Entertainment banner.

Shawn Levy first gained recognition through his work on various comedies, including “Just Married,” “Cheaper by the Dozen,” “The Pink Panther,” and the “Night at the Museum” series. Other notable directorial efforts include “Date Night,” “Real Steel,” and “The Internship.”

More recently, Levy has been acclaimed for his role as a primary producer of “Stranger Things.” Throughout the series’ four-season run on Netflix, Levy has directed several episodes. The show, which played a significant part in launching the careers of Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, and others, is set to conclude after its fifth season.

In the previous year, Levy made a notable return to the small screen by directing “All the Light We Cannot See,” a Netflix series adapted from Anthony Doerr’s novel of the same name.

Among his upcoming projects, Levy directed “Deadpool 3,” which will see the titular mercenary teaming up with Wolverine in a film that features Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman. The plot has Deadpool being roped into a high-stakes mission by the Time Variance Authority (TVA), which promises to have significant implications for the Marvel Cinematic Universe timeline.

Emma Corrin joins the cast as antagonist Cassandra Nova, with Matthew Macfadyen portraying Paradox, a TVA agent. The movie also boasts a stellar lineup of familiar faces from the superhero genre, including Jennifer Garner, Morena Baccarin, Rob Delaney, and Karan Soni.

Star Wars enthusiasts are eagerly awaiting more details about Levy’s vision for the galaxy far, far away. With Tropper’s experience and Levy’s directorial flair, this new Star Wars installment holds much promise.

Source: The InSneider, Deadline