Kevin Feige's Star Wars movie finds its writer – and it's an inspired choice

Kevin Feige's Star Wars movie is being written by Loki scribe Michael Waldron, the writer has confirmed.

Waldron, whose writing credits also include Doctor Strange 2 , Heels, and Rick and Morty , revealed that he has started work on the Star Wars flick that Feige is set to produce.

Back in January 2021, Deadline claimed that Waldron had been tapped to pen the script to the untitled Lucasfilm movie project. Over a year on from that report, Waldron officially confirmed his involvement in the forthcoming film, telling Deadline's Hero Nation podcast that he passed up the chance to return as head writer on another Marvel Phase 4 project due to his Star Wars commitments.

"It's been reported – and I've talked about this – that Eric Martin has taken over as head writer on [Loki] season 2 . Eric was my second in command through season 1... and obviously I've been busy off writing this little Star Wars movie as well. And yeah, that's been made by another guy named Kevin. But I think [Loki season 2] is going to be fantastic."

Waldron's installation as the unnamed Star Wars movie's writer is the first concrete information – concerning the upcoming film – to emerge for some time.

The flick set in a galaxy far, far away was first announced by former Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn in September 2019 (per The Hollywood Reporter ), with Feige and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy attached as producers. Three months later, Kennedy told the Los Angeles Times that Feige's Star Wars film idea was "still in its early stages". Aside from rumors that Chloé Zhao ( Eternals , Nomadland) was being lined up direct the film (per OneTakeNews ), however, there's been little in the ways of leaks or new information regarding Feige's vision for his Star Wars movie.

Hopefully, it won't be too long before we get more details on what Feige's Star Wars film looks or sounds like. Maybe we'll get something during Star Wars Celebration in late May? Fingers crossed.

For more Star Wars-related content, check out our guide on every upcoming Star Wars movie and TV show . Alternatively, read up on what we know about Obi-Wan Kenobi's Disney Plus show and The Mandalorian season 3 .

Analysis: when will Feige's Star Wars movie get released?

Truthfully, it's hard to say. There were a number of other Star Wars movies that were set to arrive in theaters before Feige's offering, including Patty Jenkins' Star Wars: Rogue Squadron film and a new trilogy from The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson. Well, the first instalment in that three-movie arc, anyway.

With the future of Johnson's trilogy unclear, plus Rogue Squadron stuck in development hell over creative differences among its executive team, though, Feige's Star Wars film may be the next one we actually see in cinemas. However, given that his film is still early in its own development – based on Waldron only beginning work on its script – it could be a few years before we see Feige's vision brought to life on the big screen.

It's possible that Lucasfilm may fast-track Feige's film if the studio feels that it needs to deliver a new big screen feature for its diehard fanbase. That may depend on whether audiences respond positively to the upcoming slate of Star Wars Disney Plus shows , such as Cassian Andor's prequel series or Ahsoka Tano's standalone adventure . If fan reception is mixed – like it was for The Book of Boba Fett – for one or more of these shows, Lucasfilm may need to rethink its film and TV show release strategy. And that may be the signal for development on Feige's Star Wars film to speed up if Lucasfilm/Disney need a win for their beloved sci-fi fantasy franchise.

If they do, Feige's movie may be with us within a couple of years. If Star Wars' Disney Plus offerings hold their own, though, there'll be no rush to bring Star Wars back to the big screen – an outcome that may mean not seeing Feige's flick for four to five years instead. Over to you, Disney Plus.

Sleep Awareness Week 2022 – tech and tips for better sleep

Sleep Awareness Week 2022, an annual event organized by the National Sleep Foundation to emphasize the connection between good sleep and better health, is now well underway. To mark the occasion, this week TechRadar will be taking an in-depth look at all things shut-eye, with expert advice from neuroscientists, nutritionists and sleep experts to help you get a better night’s rest.

Sleep is essential for your physical and mental wellbeing, but it’s not always easy to settle down and get good quality rest, so we’ll be sharing expert advice on how you can drift off more quickly and sleep more deeply. We’ll be taking a deep look at the foods that can help you sleep, plus the relationship between sleep and caffeine so you can avoid sabotaging your own slumber with the wrong foods and drinks.

We’ve also put the best sleep products through their paces, so you can fall asleep faster and wake up feeling refreshed. We’ve rounded up the best mattresses for cozy, body-cradling sleep, the best sleep trackers to track your heart rate and sleep stages, and the best wake-up lights to rouse you gently in the morning.

From Sunday 13 to Saturday 19 March, we’ll be updating this page with the latest Sleep Awareness Week 2022 features, buying advice, and reviews, so make sure to bookmark it and come back each day to discover everything you need to know about sleep and how to do it better.

Sleep Awareness Week 2022: how to sleep better

We’ve got a packed schedule of articles for you this week, all designed to help you understand why sleep is so important, and how much you actually need in order to get the maximum benefit.

We’ll also be investigating the best ways to get to sleep faster. Is it possible to drift off in two minutes, and does 4-7-8 breathing really work?

The state of your mattress and pillows have a huge effect on your sleep too, so we’ll be putting them under the microscope and finding out exactly what happens if they aren’t washed. If you decide it’s time for a total refresh, we’ll also have some exclusive deals to save you cash. We’ll even explain how to dispose of your old mattress ethically afterwards.

Here's a few to get you started...

Sleep Awareness Week: expert advice and tips

Sleep Awareness Week: tech and sleep products

What is Sleep Awareness Week?

Sleep Awareness Week was launched by the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) in 1998 as a way to put more emphasis on the importance of getting regular, good quality sleep. Ever since it launched, Sleep Week (as it's fondly known) has been a way to open up the conversation about sleep: how to do it better, for longer, and why getting your seven to nine hours a night is important.

Each year the NSF chooses a new theme for Sleep Awareness Week, and this year its all about being your Best Slept Self. One of the best ways to do that is to ensure you have a relaxing bedtime routine in place each night, including going to bed at the same time and winding down fully before you close your eyes.

Some other sleep tips you can use to be your best slept self include the following:

Mac Studio is a victim of its own success as shipping dates slip to May

Apple has only just announced its compact, super-powerful Mac Studio PC – and despite its high asking price ($1,999 / £1,999 / AU$3,099 for the base model), it seems to have proven so popular that shipping dates have now slipped to May.

While pre-orders are now live for the Mac Studio, Apple announced that the first units will start arriving on March 18. However, it looks like there’s been a rush to order the Mac Studio, with people trying to buy the new device now being told that it won’t ship until May.

These days, with the global pandemic and chip shortage , we’re used to new tech devices becoming hard to buy after they’re announced. We’d hoped that with the Mac Studio coming with either an M1 Max or M1 Ultra (made up of two M1 Max chips), Apple may have avoided any supply issues, as it’s using existing chips.

Unfortunately, it seems there is now a wait to get hold of a Mac Studio.

Adding delays

If you’re in the US and order the base model with an M1 Max chip, 32GB memory and 512GB SSD for $1,999, it will ship in two to three weeks, currently.

However, if you order the M1 Ultra model with 64GB memory and 1TB SSD for $3,999, it will ship in six to seven week’s time – which would mean it coming at the end of April.

You can also configure your Mac Studio to add more memory or storage space, but doing that will also increase the time you have to wait, with the configured M1 Max Mac Studio taking three to four weeks to ship.

Meanwhile, if you change the memory of the M1 Ultra Mac Studio to 128GB,  the shipping wait leaps to eight to ten weeks – making you wait well into May.

Interestingly, if you configure the M1 Ultra Mac Studio from the M1 Ultra with a 48-core GPU to an M1 Ultra with 64-core GPU, shipping times actually drop to three to four weeks. Still not as soon as March 18, but better than waiting a few months. However, that upgrade does cost an additional $1,000, so probably isn’t a viable solution unless you have the money and need the power.

In the UK, the base M1 Max Mac Studio will now arrive between March 25 and April 1, with the M1 Ultra Mac Studio arriving between May 4 and May 11. Again, that’s quite a wait, and configuring either of those will add more delay.

Australian buyers don’t seem to have it quite so bad, however, with both the M1 Max and M1 Ultra Mac Studios shipping in two to three weeks.

So, if you want a Mac Studio anytime soon, you’re going to want to order sooner rather than later, before the shipping delays get any longer.

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