Taika Waititi, the New Zealand filmmaker, writer, and actor has been making waves in Hollywood with his unique style and approach to storytelling. With his recent success directing Thor: Ragnarok and Jojo Rabbit, Waititi has become a hot commodity in the film industry. So it’s no surprise that when Lucasfilm announced that Taika Waititi would be directing a new Star Wars movie, fans were thrilled.
Waititi is known for his quirky sense of humor and ability to infuse heart into his projects. He won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for Jojo Rabbit, a story about a young boy in Nazi Germany who discovers his mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their attic.
So what can we expect from Waititi’s Star Wars movie? Unfortunately, details are scarce at this point. We do know that Waititi will be co-writing the script with Krysty Wilson-Cairns, who was nominated for an Academy Award for her work on 1917.
Waititi himself has been tight-lipped about the project but did tease fans with a tweet saying “what can I say? I’m a Star Wars fanatic.”
He also recently revealed to Variety that he is currently working on the script and said: “It’s still in the ‘EXT. SPACE’ stage.”
One thing we do know is that Waititi will be bringing his unique style to the project. In an interview with Wired last year, he said “I’ve always tried to inject my sense of humor into everything I do..even if it’s something as serious as World War II.”
We also know that Waititi has already left his mark on the Star Wars universe. He voiced the droid IG-11 in season one of The Mandalorian and directed its season finale.
Fans are eagerly awaiting more news about the project, but it could be some time before we get any concrete details. Disney has already announced a slew of Star Wars projects, including a new trilogy from The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson and a series from Russian Doll co-creator Leslye Headland.
Regardless of what Waititi’s Star Wars movie ends up being about, one thing is for sure – it’s going to be unique and entertaining. With his track record of success and ability to inject humor into even the most serious subjects, fans are in for a treat.