New Star Wars director Taika Waititi pokes enjoyable at himself on-line for beforehand denying rumors about his involvement with the franchise. Earlier at this time, on Star Wars Day, Lucasfilm introduced that Waititi has been employed to direct the subsequent movie within the franchise. He’ll additionally co-write it with Krysty Wilson-Cairns (1917). A launch date hasn’t been given, however that is nonetheless the most important information pertaining to the way forward for the Star Wars movies to reach in a very long time. Waititi beforehand made his mark on the Star Wars universe by way of the Disney+ sequence The Mandalorian, the place he performed the droid IG-11 and directed the finale.
Earlier this 12 months, rumors swirled saying Waititi had been approached about growing a Star Wars film. Seeing as Disney owns each Lucasfilm and Marvel (the place Waititi grew to become a family identify after directing Thor: Ragnarok), this did not look like it was out of the realm of chance. Nonetheless, a month later, Waititi brushed these rumors apart. Followers appeared to drop the concept in the intervening time, till at this time introduced the whole lot out into the open.
Now that his Star Wars job has been made official, Waititi hopped onto social media to poke enjoyable at how he beforehand shut down these rumors. It looks like Lucasfilm was ready to announce the information, and Waititi deflected to maintain it a secret. As Waititi stated himself, “Guess it wasn’t a hearsay in spite of everything. Psyyyych!“
Waititi is contemporary off his Oscar win for Greatest Tailored Screenplay for his WWII satire Jojo Rabbit. Subsequent, he’ll flip his consideration again to the Marvel universe for 2022’s Thor: Love and Thunder. Whereas his Star Wars film stays with out a date, it is going to doubtless come after Love and Thunder, which was already delayed from 2021. Clearly, Waititi has a busy few years forward of him, although it does make one surprise what this implies for his Akira film.
Waititi’s hiring has been met with constructive responses from followers, particularly those that grew disenfranchised with the latest Star Wars movies. Waititi is greatest recognized for reviving the Thor franchise with Ragnarok, and lots of are doubtless hoping he’ll do the identical for the galaxy far, far-off. His work on The Mandalorian has additional endeared himself to followers. It is protected to say that expectations are excessive, which frequently occurs relating to Star Wars. On the very least, Waititi’s movie can breathe new life into the franchise and hopefully strive one thing new. In spite of everything, now that the Skywalker saga is over, Star Wars must reinvent itself in a serious method.
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