Taika Waititi To Direct New Star Wars Feature Film!

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FINALLY! There have been rumors of Taika Waititi being tapped to direct the next Star Wars feature film. Well, Walt Disney Studios just confirmed it!

The Force Is Strong With Taika

Taika Waititi, director of Thor: Ragnarok, has been a fan favorite in the rumors and Twitter threads about who would next take us to a galaxy far, far away. 

Walt Disney Studios and Lucasfilm haven’t released many details, but we do know that he will co-write the film with Academy Award nominee Krysty Wilson-Cairns.

More Details From Walt Disney Studios

Academy Award® winner Taika Waititi, who recently won Best Adapted Screenplay for “Jojo Rabbit” and directed the widely-acclaimed first season finale episode of “The Mandalorian” on Disney+, will direct and co-write a new “Star Wars” feature film for theatrical release.

Joining Waititi on the screenplay will be Academy Award nominee Krysty Wilson-Cairns (“1917,” “Last Night in Soho”), who received a BAFTA Award for Outstanding British Film of the Year on the three-time Oscar®-winning film, “1917.”

Leslye Headland photographed by Shayan Asgharnia in Los Angeles, CA on April 12, 2019

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A New Star Wars Series For Disney+

On our blessed day of May The 4th, we not only got news about a new film, but also a confirmation of the new Star Wars series on Disney+!

Russian Doll fans are extremely excited about writer  and co-creator Leslye Headland taking on this untitled series.

This news was broken by Variety a few weeks ago, but never confirmed by Walt Disney Studios or Lucasfilm. There’s still no confirmation if this will be an all-female or female-led cast, but we can only hope!

The full Disney film slate and Fox film slate from now until 2027 has been released! This post has the full list, and one film that was removed from slate.

More details from Walt Disney Studios:

In addition, Emmy®-nominated writer Leslye Headland (“Russian Doll,” “Bachelorette”) is currently developing a new untitled “Star Wars” series for Disney+. 

Headland will write, executive produce, and serve as showrunner for the in-development series, which adds to a growing list of “Star Wars” stories for Disney’s streaming platform including “The Mandalorian,” now in post-production on season 2.

There are two other previously ordered series. One based on Cassian Andor prior to the events of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” and another following the adventures of Obi-Wan Kenobi between “Revenge of the Sith” and “A New Hope.”

Are you excited about Taika directing and co-writing our next Star Wars feature film? 

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  1. 5.4.20
    gm said:

    Yaaaaayyyyy!! Good news on both of those. And some diversity is always a good thing. :). May the Fourth be with you!

    • 5.5.20
      Amiyrah said:

      May The 4th be with you!