Taika Waititi’s Favorite Star Wars Moment is a Quiet Lesson

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It looks like Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi's favorite Star Wars moment doesn't have anything to do with lightsaber battles or space fights.

Disney just recently released a docuseries exploring the making of Jon Favreau's hit Star Wars series, Star Wars: The Mandalorian, and in one of the episodes of the show, IG-11 actor and episode director Taika Waititi reveals his favorite moment in the galaxy far, far away (via Looper).


While most Star Wars fans would opt for major scenes in the franchise, say, the Duel of Fates battle in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace or the Death Star run in Star Wars: A New Hope, Waititi's favorite scene is a quiet moment shared between Yoda and Luke Skywalker.

In Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back we get to see Luke Skywalker in Dagobah to train under Jedi Master Yoda. During one of his lessons, Luke is made to retrieve his X-Wing from the swamps of the planet by using the Force. When Luke fails, he laments to his master about how heavy the ship is.

Teaching Luke a lesson in faith, Yoda raises three of his green fingers and easily raises the ship in the air by using the Force.

"I don't believe it!" Luke says in surprise.


"That is why you fail," Yoda tells his student.

It's a quiet moment and Waititi's favorite. Perhaps we can expect the same quiet scenes when Waititi's Star Wars film releases?

Last week, Lucasfilm announced that Waititi was developing a brand new Star Wars feature, and while we don't really know that much about the project, fans are more than excited about the movie.

Star Wars: The Mandalorian season 2 is expected to premiere sometime late 2020.


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