One of Lucasfilm's upcoming Star Wars movies just got its director!
An earlier report from THR revealed that Lucasfilm approached Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi to develop a new Star Wars movie. He mostly played coy about it when asked a month later, but Waititi did admit that he'd "love" to do so, just with a few exceptions. But in celebration of this year's Star Wars Day, it is now confirmed that he has signed on to direct a feature from the galaxy far, far away.
In a previous interview, Waititi mentioned that he would "f*cking love" to helm a Star Wars movie if it was "right," if it "made sense," and if it didn't feel like "career suicide." Now that he's officially signed on to direct one, we could assume that this movie is all that.
Lucasfilm also revealed that Waititi will co-write the script with 1917's Krysty Wilson-Cairns. As fans may well know, Waititi directed the 8th and final episode of Star Wars: The Mandalorian Season 1. He also voiced IG-11, a droid that has proven to be an ally to Din Djarin.
There were no further details provided by the studio yet, but given his work in the first live-action Star Wars series, this feature is certainly in great hands and fans can't wait to see what he comes up with.
For now, Lucasfilm and Disney have yet to announce a release date for Waititi's film, but it's intriguing to see what corner of the Star Wars universe he'll be focusing on for his movie.
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