Taika Waititi is behind some of the biggest films of the decade, and he’s hoping for his next one war of stars Movie are received the same way. After the release of 2019s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Lucasfilm’s feature film release was dry. Instead, the franchise has turned to television and Disney+, releasing shows like The Mandalorian, Boba Fett’s bookand Obi Wan Kenobi. On the animated side of television war of stars saw the seventh season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars arrive at Disney+ alongside the anthology series Star Wars: Visions. However, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy assures fans that more titles will make their way to the big screen in the future, with the first being the project by Taika Waititi.
The director recently spoke to Screen Rant and gave updates on his upcoming film war of stars Movie and how it may differ from previous entries in the franchise. As he explained:
“That’s still to be seen. I dont know. I’m still writing. I still have ideas and stories and just wanted to make sure it felt like a Star Wars movie. ‘Cause I could say, “Oh yeah, we’ll write every old thing and put it in space and then put Star Wars on the front.” But it wouldn’t be a Star Wars movie without certain elements and treatment, so I just have to make sure it stays in that wheelhouse.
It looks like the director is careful with the property, taking time to write the story to ensure it fits into the already established universe.
Taika Waititi is no stranger to the big franchises
Fit into the narrative of war of stars Universe shouldn’t be a problem for Waititi. In 2017 he directed the film Thor: Ragnarok, well received by critics and audiences alike. It was the third entry in the Thor Trilogy and the 17th film to be released within the MCU canon. Despite his late entry into Marvel, Waititi has handled the character superbly and Ragnarok is widely considered the best Thor movie to date. He will continue his journey with the God of Thunder later this year Thor: Love and Thunder Landing in theaters July 8th.
Waititi already has some directing experience war of stars universe, albeit in a smaller capacity. He officiated the finals of The Mandalorian Season 1 in 2019, arguably the best episode of the show’s debut season. Waititi has been successful in recent years and almost everything he touches has become a success. The director/actor wants to continue this run with his solo war of stars Movie. The release date is still unknown; however, after delaying Patty Jenkins’ rogue squadronDue for release in December 2023, Kathleen Kennedy may be hoping Waititi’s film can take its place.