Taika Waititi Is Directing A New Star Wars Film

Taika Waititi is one of those rare talents capable of dazzling together with his writing, directing, and acting. From his work behind the camera on Thor: Ragnarok and Jojo Rabbit to his portrayal of IG-11 within the Mandalorian (of which he directed the season one finale), he’s build up quite the body of labor. Disney today announced the Academy Award-winning Waititi has been tapped to direct and co-write a replacement Star Wars film for theatrical release.

The other writer is Krysty Wilson-Cairns who wrote 1917 along with a wide variety of dime novel episodes. No date or story details got for this film.

On top of the movie news, Disney revealed yet one more Disney+ Star Wars series is within the works. This one is helmed by Leslye Headland (Russian Doll, Bachelorette) who also will write and executive produce the series. This untitled project joins the second season of The Mandalorian, also because of the untitled Cassian Andor and Obi-Wan series slated for Disney’s streaming service. just like the film, no details are announced for this series.

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