Taika Waititi reportedly set to tackle the galaxy far, far away…
Hot off the press from the halls of Tinseltown comes probably the most exciting news to hit the wires. It’s being reported by both Variety and The Hollywood Reporter that Oscar-nominated writer/director Taika Waititi has been approached to write and direct a new Star Wars movie for Disney and Lucasfilm.
Waititi is no stranger to the galaxy far, far away as he has not only written and directed an episode of the recent Disney+ show ‘The Mandalorian‘ but he also played the character of bounty hunting droid IG-11.
The director is quite busy at the moment though, with post-production on his next film ‘Next Goal Wins’ currently underway alongside the pre-production on ‘Thor: Love And Thunder’ which is due before the cameras ahead of a November 2021 release. And of course, there is the small matter of attending the upcoming Academy Awards where he has multiple Nominations for his film, the comedic drama ‘Jojo Rabbit‘ which in my opinion, was one of the best films of last year. And let’s not forget ‘The Mandalorian‘ season two is coming later this year too.
No word on exactly what kind of Star Wars film the powers that be are interested in Waititi directing or when they want the film by but as the Star Wars universe has a window of opportunity at the moment following the release of ‘The Rise Of Skywalker‘ and no concrete plans yet in place for how the franchise will be moving ahead cinematically, Waititi hopefully will be able to fit the film into his busy schedule. Also in the franchise’s favour is the producer and head honcho at Marvel Films, Kevin Feige has a Star Wars film lined up in the future. As he and Waititi have worked together successfully before on ‘Thor: Ragnarok‘, the chances of the pair working together for the third time are greatly enhanced.
Keep checking back here at The Future Of The Force for any updates on this fast-breaking, exciting story.
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Carl Roberts is a Senior Entertainment/Books and Literature Correspondent for The Future of the Force. Aside from being our horror genre aficionado, he is also passionate about Star Wars, Marvel, DC, and the Indiana Jones movies. Follow him on Twitter where he uses the force frequently!