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Taika Waititi Thinks Star Wars Should Focus On New Characters

Thor director Taika Waititi has recently revealed his upcoming project for the Star Wars franchise. He announced his plans of exploring new characters and expanding its universe, far from the Skywalkers.

The Star Wars saga has been a long-time running story that spanned several decades and captivated generations of fans across the world. Indeed, it is time for it to deviate from its origin story and the original characters.

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Star Wars Poster

Waititi brought movie fans a whole new take on Marvel’s Thor franchise with his vibrant concepts. He is one of the most in-demand and rising directors of this generation, and his input on the upcoming Star Wars project will indeed reinvent the plot.

Fans have also expressed interest in discovering new faces and names in the Star Wars saga. After all these years, the story of the Skywalkers has indeed closed chapters.

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Taika Waititi Wants To Expand The Star Wars Universe

Taika Waititi Attends Academy Awards
Taika Waititi Attends Academy Awards

In an interview with GamesRadar+, Waititi explained his plans for the upcoming film:

I think for the Star Wars universe to expand, it has to expand. I would like to take something new and create some new characters and just expand the world, otherwise, it feels like it’s a very small story.”

The director worked on an episode in the first season of The Mandalorian. The series was a huge success, and it reinvented the Star Wars legend into a whole new concept. Other Star Wars-related titles came to life, namely The Book of Boba Fett and the Ahsoka series.

The Mandalorian
Disney+ The Mandalorian

These new plans for the series are refreshingly igniting the love that fans have for Star Wars. One can be assured that it is in good hands.

It wouldn’t be a Star Wars film without certain elements and a certain treatment so I’ve just got to make sure that it stays within that wheelhouse.” (via CBR)

Taika Waititi’s upcoming Star Wars film still has no release date yet.

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Written by Ariane Cruz

Ariane Cruz, Senior Content Writer. She has been contributing articles for FandomWire since 2021, mostly covering stories about geek pop culture. With a degree in Communication Arts, she has an in-depth knowledge of print and broadcast journalism. Her other works can also be seen on Screen Rant and CBR.