Taika Waititi Courted to Develop a New Star Wars Movie

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    Jojo Rabbit Filmmaker Taika Waititi Courted to Develop a New STAR WARS Movie

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    Following the recent installment Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the space-fantasy franchise is set to go on pause, in terms of theatrical movies. But that does not mean the process has ground to a halt.

    Taika Waititi, the filmmaker behind the Oscar-nominated Jojo Rabbit and Thor: Ragnarok, has been approached to develop a Star Wars movie, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter.

    It is unclear where things stand in those talks. It is also unclear whether the project is separate from the one being developed by Kevin Feige, with whom he closely worked on Ragnarok, or a separate Star Wars project.

    Disney and Lucasfilm, producers of the Star Wars movies, had no comment.

    The move comes as two Star Wars streams arc in different directions. Waititi is coming off great acclaim from the fan community for directing the final episode of season one of The Mandalorian, the live-action series on Disney+ that became must-watch TV in part thanks to Baby Yoda. He also voiced the popular droid character, IG-11. Additionally, Jojo Rabbit, which he wrote and directed, earlier this week earned six Oscar nominations, including for best picture.

    Working on Mandalorian put Waititi in the same sphere as Jon Favreau, the series’ creator, writer and executive producer and who is now emerged as a key architect of the Star Wars universe moving forward. Favreau is also a key player in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, overseen by Feige.

    (Separately, there is a sense that Mandalorian could act as a training and testing ground for directors hoping for a larger role in Star Wars. Deborah Chow, who became the first female director to helm anything Star Wars, is now readying to direct the next Star Wars series, the one focusing on Jedi master Obi-Wan Kenobi, with Ewan McGregor set to reprise the role.)

    Of course, even if Waititi were to accept the challenge of taking on the Jedi, the Sith and assorted scum and villainy, there is also the question of timing. The filmmaker has emerged as one of the most sought-after in town with his ability to oscillate tones, scope and budgets. He is in postproduction on his small-budget dramedy Next Goal Wins for Fox Searchlight, though no release date has been set. He will then move to helm the Marvel tentpole Thor: Love and Thunder, which is eyeing a late summer production start. That pic has a Nov. 5, 2021, release date.

    Waititi also remains involved with Akira, Warner Bros.' adaptation of the classic anime, and set is to tackle that after Thor. Any potential Star Warsundertaking could impact those plans.

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    Would watch. But he's not really the right tone for Star Wars.
     
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    Hope it is full of scout/Stormtroopers hitting "baby Yoda"
     
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    Would definitely be interesting
     
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    Just make a movie in that universe without a single character we know from that particular 50 year period, and don't make it about Jedis.

    That's all you have to do, something other than the same shit all the time.

    May I suggest a Nien Nunb origin story? He is the first Latino in the Star Wars franchise, after all.
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    This guy, he fucks........
     
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    Can’t go wrong giving talented, creative directors the chance to helm these movies. Warners started to learn with the DC stuff- work on making interesting, enjoyable stand alones rather than trying to force a franchise.
    There’s a ton of Star Wars stories that can be told. Make some good one offs.
     
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    Nothing you just said was right.
     
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    * Thor Ragnarok
     
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    I'm down. He killed it in his episode of Mandalorian.

    I want to see him direct a troop focused movie. The scout trooper interactions were so damn funny.
     
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    Don't count on it.
     
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    I'm sick of star wars. Id rather see original films.
     
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    My bad haha

    I’m down with his style and humor, Thor ragnarok’s humor is very inline with sw
     
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    Then dont watch star wars films
     
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    Key word being started. Doesn't mean they'll continue with that momentum lol.
     
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    Thanks. Hadn't crossed my mind at all.
     
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    Might as well hire Wes Anderson.
     

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