It comes as no surprise that today of all days (Star Wars Day), Lucasfilm has confirmed the news that ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ director, Taika Waititi will direct a new ‘Star Wars’ film.
Waititi will also co-write the script with Academy Award® nominee Krysty Wilson-Cairns (1917, Last Night in Soho), who received a BAFTA Award for Outstanding British Film of the Year on the three-time Oscar-winning film, ‘1917’.
Back in January, we reported that the highly sort after filmmaker had indeed been approached to by LucasFilm and Disney to tackle a new ‘Star Wars’ movie.
Waititi isn’t slowing down. January saw the release of his last film, the award-winning ‘Jojo Rabbit’. Earlier in the year, he wrapped on his next project ‘Next Goal Wins’ starring Michael Fassbender and Elisabeth Moss. He will then move on in the directing chair to return to Marvel’s ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ whilst still being attached to helm ‘Akira’. As for the acting side, he will be appearing in James Gunn’s ‘The Suicide Squad’. Waititi also directed the widely-acclaimed first season finale episode of ‘The Mandalorian’ on Disney+
Only last week, it was revealed that ‘Russian Doll’ co-creator, showrunner, and executive producer, Lesley Headland will write and serve on the production of a new female-focused ‘Star Wars’ series for Disney+
The release date for both projects are yet to be determined.