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Waititi Time: Star Wars Looks Forward to Taika

Taika Waittiti

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While promoting Lightyear, Waititi talked about his film set in a galaxy far, far away….

Well, whadya know? Star Wars MOVIE news. Not a lot of it, but enough to make you stop and think:

What exactly will a Taika Waititi-penned Star Wars film look like?

In an exclusive, Screen Rant’s Chris Agar reported:

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Taika Waititi voiced IG-11 in The Mandalorian.

Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy said Waititi’s Star Wars movie is next up, targeting that 2023 date… Waititi already has experience in the Star Wars franchise, helming the Mandalorian season 1 finale. His work on that episode was widely praised, making many viewers excited to see what he can deliver in a Star Wars feature film.

In a nice get, Agar quoted Waititi saying, “I’m still writing. I’m still coming up with the ideas and storylining it and just wanted to make sure that it feels like a Star Wars film.

Taika Waititi will helm the next Star Wars feature film.

“Because, I could say, ‘Oh yeah, we’ll just write any old thing and set in space and then put Star Wars on the front,'” he continued.

“But it wouldn’t be a Star Wars film without certain elements and a certain treatment, so I’ve just got to make sure that it stays within that wheelhouse.”

Taika Waititi

And, with a wheelhouse that includes What We Do In the Shadows, Jojo Rabbit, Thor: Ragnarok, and the upcoming Thor: Love and Thunder, it won’t be “any old thing.”

Hey, maybe with his experience playing Korg in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he can take up the mantle of Geode, the living rock, in the Star Wars galaxy.

For more on Taika, be sure to check out the full article on Screen Rant.