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After MCU Debut in Thor: Ragnarok, Taika Waititi Starring in Another $51.8B Disney Franchise

After MCU Debut in Thor: Ragnarok, Taika Waititi Starring in Another $51.8B Disney Franchise

As the Star Wars celebration day, 7 April comes near, rumors about the next big screen appearance have begun to swell. The franchise has its roots in all forms of audio-visual, be it animated series like Clone Wars, OTT has released an array of successful shows like Obi-Wan Kenobi, The Mandalorian, etc. 

Lucasfilm has been missing from the theatres for about five-odd years, the last time Star Wars made an appearance on the silver screen was with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker which made a Box-Office collection of 503 Million Dollars but did not receive pleasant reviews from the critics.  

Taika Waititi might star in his own Star Wars film 

Taika Waititi in JoJo Rabbit

Kevin Feige’s MCU responsibilities will keep him busy for almost the next decade, it also keeps him far away from developing the Star Wars film for Lucasfilm. This has opened up a slot for the talented and masterful storyteller, the director of JoJo Rabbit, Taika Waititi. 

Variety states that the Ragnarok director is working on a Star Wars film and there is a huge possibility that he will star or make a cameo in his film as he did with JoJo Rabbit and Thor Ragnarök. He also directed an episode of Mandalorian and gave his voice to the droid IG-11.

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Taika Waititi’s real-life soccer movie Next Goal Wins

Despite the hate from messing up Thor: Love and Thunder it feels that Waititi will return with another big-budget giant in the theatres. His film Next Goal Wins is set to release on 22 September 2023. The film is based on a Documentary of the same name, both the film and documentary are said to follow the journey of the American Samoa soccer team as they fight people’s perceptions and try to qualify for the 2014 World Cup. 

Also Read: Despite Thor: Love and Thunder Being a Thunderous Box Office Bomb, Star Wars Reportedly Still Has Full Faith on Taika Waititi’s Star Wars Project

Taika Waititi and Damon Lindelof’s projects have not been canceled 

According to recently circulated claims, two possible projects have been shelved including the nameless film by Patty Jenkin and Kevin Feige’s Rogue Squadron. Two others appear to be healthy and living the first is written by Taika Waititi, this unfinished project is still a mystery, and its plot, and storyline remain a complete secret. The next is by Damon Lindelof, who also wrote Lost, The Watchmen, and The Leftovers. Fans are hoping Lucasfilm will make some announcements concerning the films on the celebration day in London. 

Also Read: Taika Waititi’s Star Wars Movie Under Development Despite Thor 4 Failure While Wonder Woman Director Patty Jenkins Gets the Boot Alongside Marvel Head Kevin Feige

Even the CEO of Disney addressed the delay during the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media, and Telecom Conference, Disney CEO shared his concerns and determination to ensure quality films in the future. He emphasized doing it right, “We’re going to make sure when we make one, it’s the right one. So we’re being very careful there.” 

The Mandalorian

Hopefully, some good news will emerge on 7 April about the next project. It is also rumored to announce the next few seasons for massively successful shows like The Mandalorian and Andor

The Mandalorian and Andor are streaming on Disney+ 

Also Read: “It’s a way to process trauma with a little more fun”: Elizabeth Banks Explains Why Cocaine Bear Has Unhinged Violence After Revealing She Was Heartbroken After Losing Thor: Ragnarok to Taika Waititi

Source: Variety

Written by Pragya Sancheti

Currently a college student with big aspirations and a ton of assignment. Pursuing Bachelors in Mass Communication and Videography from St. Xavier's. Movies and Pop-culture get me through life.