Steven Moffat Star Wars rumour false

News Simon Brew 10 Jul 2014 - 06:40

The rumour doing the rounds that Steven Moffat is doing Star Wars has been debunked....

UPDATE: This particular rumour has been shot down. Here's the Tweet from Sue Vertue...

This is the original story we ran....

Jedi News is reporting a new rumour this morning, that suggests that Doctor Who and Sherlock co-executive producer and writer Steven Moffat has been offered a Star Wars movie.

Clearly this is nothing more than rumour thus far, and the site doesn't have light to throw on whether it's a standalone spin-off movie or part of the ongoing saga that he's been linked with. Moffat's last feature film work was co-writing the screenplay for Steven Spielberg's The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn. He turned down writing more Tintin movies to take to the Doctor Who job. Furthermore, Russell T Davies, his Doctor Who predecessor, turned down the chance to meet George Lucas with a view to working on the mooted Star Wars live action series.

We wait and see if this one actually pans out. Were Moffat to take the job, it'd make his already packed schedule even harder to juggle, not least with four instalments of Sherlock set to film next year, on top of Doctor Who commitments. More as we hear it.

Jedi News.

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