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Is Doctor Who and Sherlock’s Stephen Moffat set for Star Wars movie?

July 10th, 2014 by Marc Comments

We’re filing this one under MASSIVE RUMOUR but it’s still interesting to toy with the idea…

Jedi News are reporting that they are “hearing rumblings in the Force that Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat has been linked to a future Star Wars movie.”

Now, if he is attached, will it be to Episode IX, perhaps? Or the spin-off movie which is still without a writer or director? Will he be directing? Producing? Writing? No-one is saying – which is why we’re thinking there’s very little, if anything, to this.

However, there is a little history between Who, Wars and Moffat – in 2008 Lucasfilm wanted former Who front-runner Russell T Davis to come on board the live action Star Wars project – then called Underworld – but he flat-out refused. Another link is that Moffat worked on the script of Steven Spielberg’s The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn which was produced by none other than now Star Wars/Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy, so there is the possibility that there is a grain of something… a slim possibility… or at least they are aware of him.

And, give Moffat’s scheduling convictions with Sherlock and Who, we’d have to think if it did happen, it would be a long way off…

So, what would you think? Is Moffat the man to look after a part of the Star Wars universe? Feel free to sound of in the usual ways on Facebook or @nerdfollowing


Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….