Taika Waititi to Star in His Own Star Wars Movie
A like a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, The Rise of Skywalker (2019) was the last Star Wars film to hit the big screen. Sure, this latest drought seems like child’s play for those of us who had to endure the long hiatus between Return of the Jedi and The Phantom Menace. While Disney+ has been delivering new Star Wars content like The Mandalorian, Book of Boba Fett, Andor, and Obi-Wan, the big screen has been surprisingly dark for Lucasfilm. It is not for lack of effort, as projects from Patty Jenkins, Rian Johnson, and Kevin Feige have either been indefinitely postpones or completely shelved.
So when can Star Wars fans expect to see another film hit theaters? Variety has reported that Thor: Love and Thunder director Taika Waititi continues to work on his Star Wars script quietly behind the scenes. Could that effort pay off in a prospective film for the summer of 2025? While Lucasfilm and Disney have yet to announce concrete plans for Waititi’s project, we could be getting word on this project and more in the upcoming Star Wars celebration which will be held in London on April 7-10.
Taika Waititi would likely play a role on screen in this yet to be developed film. This would mark his second appearance in the Star Wars universe. Waititi lends his voice to IG-11 in The Mandalorian and has directed an episode in season 1. Waititi has become a Hollywood Darling in the past five years as a writer, director, and actor in both film and shows for streaming behemoths like HBOMAX, Disney+, and HULU.
Lucasfilm is guarding its secrets well about any forthcoming films from Waititi or others, and we are hopeful to hear news of a return to the big screen. Until then, Star Wars fans can count on Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni to satiate their appetites with Ahsoka, Skeleton Crew, and more episodes of The Mandalorian on Disney+. Season 3 of the Mandalorian is currently steaming on Disney+. Are you looking forward to a Star Wars film from Writer/Director Taika Waititi? Let us know your thoughts in a comment.
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