The Director for ‘Thor: Ragnarok’, Taika Waititi is Expected to Direct a New ‘Star Wars’ Film
With the official end to the ‘Skywalker saga’ that was brought to life by George Lucas with his Star Wars: Episode IV– A New Hope so many years ago (1977 to be exact), fans have been patiently waiting for what is next to come from the epic space saga; and boy is the excitement growing.
Just revealed this week, Taika Waititi, the Oscar winning writer of Jojo Rabbit (2019) and writer and director for Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok, is expected to direct and co-write a future Star Wars film with fellow writer Krysty Wilson-Cairns. Wilson-Cains most recently received a BAFTA for Outstanding British Film of the Year for her work on 2019’s war film, 1917.
This is excellent news, speaking that Waititi has already directed (and acted in) the final episode of Disney’s The Mandalorian.
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Incoming news transmission! Academy Award winner @TaikaWaititi will direct and co-write (with Academy Award nominated screenwriter @KrystyCairns) a new Star Wars feature film for theatrical release. Emmy Award winner Leslye Headland is also set to write, produce, and serve as showrunner for a new untitled Star Wars series in development coming to #DisneyPlus. Get all the details on StarWars.com.
Release dates have yet to surface, but check back periodically for more updates.
By Matt Koger