Taika Waititi Approached to Develop a ‘Star Wars’ Movie

Taika Waititi is in talks to helm a Star Wars film.

The Thor: Ragnorok director has been approached to discuss developing a film for the franchise, THR reported on Thursday (January 16).

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“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, the producer of the Star Wars movies, had no comment.”

Taika also directed the final episode of Season 1 of The Mandalorian, as well as voicing IG-11.

“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.)”

For more about the reported talks, head to THR.com.

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