Taika Waititi Addresses Rumors He Cast Himself in His Star Wars Project

Credit: 20th Century Studios

Credit: 20th Century Studios

The Star Wars franchise's movie slate has been experiencing problems over the last couple of years and just recently, it underwent major changes anew. It was reported that a number of film projects previously in development are no longer moving forward, including Patty Jenkins' Rogue Squadron and Kevin Feige's mystery film which would have been penned by MCU writer Michael Waldron.

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Fortunately for Taika Waititi, he wasn't part of Lucasfilm's chopping block and his untitled Star Wars film is still in the works. There were previous rumors claiming that the production company soured on the idea of Taika helming the franchise's next big-screen offering, especially after Thor: Love and Thunder received generally negative reviews from fans and critics.

Obviously, that's not the case and Variety even reported that Waititi could star in his own project, something he's already done in The Mandalorian as IG-11. Now, the divisive director is breaking his silence on his next journey in a galaxy far, far away.

When asked by Deadline if there was any truth to the reports saying he cast himself in his own Star Wars movie, Taika responded: "Yeah, that rumor’s about three years old. All I’ll say is God forbid I make a Star Wars film about people sitting on mountains playing flutes…"

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Thor 4 may have tarnished Taika's image as a director due to its overly comedic tone, but lest we forget that he can also be serious when he needs to be. His brief work on The Mandalorian's Season 1 pretty much proves that he's more than just a comedy filmmaker.

Meanwhile, all of your Star Wars favorites — from movies to series are all available to stream on Disney+.

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