Lucasfilm Wants Taika Waititi To Direct A New Star Wars Story. The famed Director won the hearts of fans while directing Thor: Ragnarok and revitalizing the franchise and reshaping the future of the MCU. Now, Taika Waititi is reportedly being tapped to consider directing a new Star Wars Story for Lucasfilm, at least according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Currently, Waititi is set to return as the director for Marvel Studios’ Thor: Love and Thunder and Akira with Warner Bros.
Supposedly this collaboration is partially due to the popularity of Taika Waititi‘s directed episodes of the popular Star Wars series, The Mandalorian on Disney’s new streaming service, Disney+. Taika’s character, IG-11 quickly became a fan favorite in the series, and his episodes were some of the highest rating of the season, along with director, Deborah Chow, who is already set to direct a new Star Wars Story for Lucasfilm.
It is currently unknown if Taika Waititi will take the open invitation to direct, but it must be nice to have some job security in the entertainment industry! Be sure to check back here at Chip and Co. for all things Star Wars!
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