Taika Waititi to Direct New Star Wars Film
Taika Waititi is officially headed to a galaxy far, far away. The filmmaker behind Thor: Ragnarok and Jojo Rabbit will direct and co-write a new Star Wars movie for theatrical release.
Oscar-nominated 1917 writer Krysty Wilson-Cairns will pen the script with Waititi.
No release date has been set for the project, which was announced on StarWars.com to coincide with May the Fourth, the unofficial holiday celebrating all things Star Wars. Waititi, who won a screenwriting Oscar for Jojo Rabbit, has a full schedule. He has already shot the upcoming Searchlight Pictures soccer film Next Goal Wins and has Ragnarok follow-up Thor: Love and Thunder due out Feb. 11, 2022. He cut his teeth in the Star Wars world by directing the season one finale of Disney+’s The Mandalorian and voicing the droid IG-11.