First it was Taika Waititi in January. Now, in February, J.D. Dillard is in the spotlight, being rumored as in early development talks for a Star Wars movie along with writer Matt Owens.
Lucasfilm, of course, hasn’t said a word about this. The Hollywood Reporter broke the story, and Variety and Deadline Hollywood followed up with their own confirmations. But I should be clear that those “confirmations” are only confirmations that they’re hearing the same rumors THR is reporting. That doesn’t mean the story is true – yet – it’s just that different people’s sources are saying similar things.
So we’ll talk about all the details out there so far, and tell you a little bit about Dillard’s background from a profile in Fast Company last year. Punch it!
And in case you want to explore the story for yourself, here are links to all the reporting I referenced on today’s episode: