The onslaught of new Star Wars projects excited fans around the world, and there’s nothing like getting new content from a long-time-running franchise that shaped our generation. The announcement of upcoming movies and TV series was held during the Star Wars Celebration in London, but before that, another project was already brewing in the headquarters.
Taika Waititi, known for his work on Marvel Studios’ Thor: Love and Thunder, revealed last year that he has been working on a Star Wars script. Fast forward to today, the director has not finished the draft and admits he struggles to conceive ideas.
Taika Waititi Still Lacks Middle Part Of The Upcoming Star Wars Movie
“I’m trying to write the ‘Star Wars’ idea at the moment. I’ve got to see how that goes, because once I submit it, that might determine when it gets made or if it gets made, even.”
Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy confirmed to Empire Magazine (via r/StarWarsLeaks) that the movie is still pushing through, although it might take a little while as Waititi is working very slowly:
“Taika is working away. He’s just, and he won’t get mad at me for saying this, slow. We’ve got a couple of acts, we need a third.”
The latest update on the upcoming Star Wars project saw the filmmaker struggling to complete the script because the middle part is still lacking (via The Hollywood Reporter):
“I’ve got a really good idea for it. It’s just as with all films, it’s this middle part. You’re like, ‘What’s going to happen?’ And then you look at all of those films that are so great, you’re like, ‘Well, I guess they can’t meet some smuggler with an alien sidekick.’”
Soon after, Waititi admitted the project was not entirely his top priority at the moment, as he would like to hang out with his wife and take a few days off:
“For the most part, I would like to take a few holidays and go and follow Rita around. Just be her little tour toy boy, and hang out with her, and just watch her perform and get her a cup of tea backstage.”
As Taika Waititi is also working on his ever-growing list of undertakings, fans should not expect the script would be finished anytime soon.
Lucasfilm Responds To Delayed Star Wars Projects
This is not the first time the Star Wars franchise experienced delays in several assignments. About five years ago, director Rian Johnson announced he would develop a new Star Wars trilogy, but Lucasfilm revealed to Empire that there was an issue with the timing. Kennedy remarked:
“Rian and I talk all the time. He just keeps getting more and more successful, and it keeps moving things back further and further. One day we’ll figure this out.”
Meanwhile, a Rey Skywalker-focused movie starring Daisy Ridley is now in the works, with the studio looking into a 2025 release. This will be followed by Dave Filoni’s upcoming crossover project that would tie up the events in The Mandalorian and Star Wars: Ahsoka.
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