‘Looks Like a Subtle Jab at Taika Waititi’: Star Wars Fans Certain Oscar Isaac’s ‘Only if There’s a Good Director’ Condition for Star Wars Return Means He Wants Waititi Out

In one of the lackluster movies of MCU’s phase 4, Thor: Love and Thunder was directed by Taika Waititi and saw the return of Natalie Portman as Jane Foster. Amongst Black Widow, Eternals, and other big marvel films, Thor: Love and Thunder was expected to fare far better than it did.

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Taika Waititi at the Oscars.

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Fans found the movie disappointing for many reasons, with it failing to balance its tone and underutilizing Christian Bale being a few of them. In reaction to the criticism, Taika Waititi took to Twitter to defend his movie, further worsening his image for many fans.

Taika Waititi to direct a Star Wars film

With the sequels to the Star Wars franchise getting lukewarm reception, fans were concerned about who would direct the next Star Wars film. After Taika Waititi was called in to direct the film in 2020, fans were excited as they were more than satisfied with his Thor: Ragnarok and Jojo Rabbit.

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Taika Waititi was asked to return to the Thor franchise after successfully revitalizing it with Ragnarok.

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But the result of Thor: Love and Thunder have made many fans question Lucasfilm’s decision. Considering feedback from fans has also become a big part of Star Wars installments, Taika Waititi’s attitude towards them further worsens the deal for fans.

Oscar Isaac doesn’t want to work with Taika Waititi?

Considering the amazing portfolio of Oscar Isaac, fans were disappointed how underdeveloped his character in Star Wars, Poe Dameron was. In an interview with Deadline, the actor commented on how he didn’t intend to make such blockbuster movies in the first place, he stated:

“It’s not really what I set out to do. What I set out to do was to make handmade movies, and to work with people that inspire me.”

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Oscar Isaac starred as Poe Dameron in the last three sequels of Star Wars.

But when the actor was asked if he would return to the franchise, which has already been through a rough ride with directors shifting all the time, he hinted at the possibility of returning if the film had a great story and a great director.

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Fans have speculated it to be a jab at the Jojo Rabbit director as it is one of the few star wars films still up for grabs. Considering the negative reception that Thor 4 had, Oscar Isaac could also be referring to that film.

Taika Waititi’s Untitled Star Wars Film is expected to come out in December 2025.

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Written by Nikhil Makwana

Nikhil Makwana is a writer for FandomWire, with interests in DC comics, anime, indie films, independent films, and Nicolas Cage. He’s pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in BBA,LLB from IFIM Law School. When he’s not writing, he reads books such as the classic Dune series and existential essays from Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre.