Rumors had come out a few weeks ago that Taika Waititi had met with Lucasfilm to direct a movie, and he's since debunked the rumors last weekend. Though he hadn't met with Lucasfilm thogh, Waititi says he would be very open to working on a Star Wars film, considering that it would be the right project.
When asked about his future with Star Wars by Variety, Waititi joked, "I wish there was a better story, I'll put it that way. Are there discussions about the Star Wars film? Like, yeah, I discussed with my friends in 1996 how cool Star Wars was. That's what they're going off."
Waititi guesses that people just think he's had discussions since he ‘hangs out' with people who have worked on Star Wars. But if he were offered, he says, "I would f—ing love to… If it was right. I would want to do any kind of movie if it made sense, and if it felt not like career suicide."
If anything, Waititi had already made his mark with the finale of The Mandalorian, but a lot of people are curious on what he could do with a full movie. While I had my doubts with Thor: Ragnarok, his work on Mando and Jojo Rabbit have proven that Waititi knows when to inject humor and when to make grand, sweeping action scenes.
We don't know when Waititi will get to work on Star Wars again, but he's set to work on the film Next Goal Wins which is a biopic about the American Samoa soccer team being trained by Dutch coach Thomas Rongen. After that, he's set to work with Marvel again with Thor: Love and Thunder.
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