The inevitable has finally come, Taika Waititi has been approached to create his very own Star Wars film.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Waititi has been approached by Lucasfilm, to develop a new Star Wars film. There is no word on whether or not this film is connected to the movie being developed by Kevin Feige. Taika Waititi is no stranger when it comes to the world of Marvel and so the odds are leaning towards him working with the MCU’s mastermind.
Taika Waititi also has a great relationship with Lucasfilm as well after working on two different episodes of The Mandalorian and both episodes were given great reviews. Because of the success of The Mandalorian, there was the possibility that Dave Filoni and Jon Favreau might be given the honor of shepherding the next “Phase” of the Star Wars universe after they successfully produced the first live-action television show.
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The only possible setback to this new arrangement is the fact that Waititi is still supposed to direct the next Thor film, Love and Thunder, which is set to be released in 2021. So that film will probably start production this year, around June or July, and then take up all of his time for the next 16 months after that. Taika Waititi would either have to try and work on both projects co-currently or Star Wars would have to wait until at least 2023 for a release.
Kathleen Kennedy did say that sometime in early 2020, she would announce the director of the next Star Wars film and so this could be the choice that they went with or it could be another film that is in development. He could be attached to direct a previously developed idea or work on a brand new concept.
The film side of Star Wars has no clear direction yet on where they are heading, though the Old Republic has been mentioned multiple times. Usually, where there is smoke, there is fire, the Old or High Republic has been mentioned so many times that there has to be some truth to the situation at this point.
The television side seems to be well in hand with another season of The Mandalorian and The Clone Wars on the way and this could be a new sign of where Lucasfilm wants to go next. However, Taika Waititi could just say no and stick to where he has stayed before.
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