Taika Waititi Gives an Update About His ‘Star Wars’ Film
While Kathleen Kennedy announced that three new Star Wars films were in development at Star Wars Celebration 2023, the Lucasfilm president was silent about a planned Star Wars film by Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi.
Waititi’s Star Wars film was originally announced in 2020, with Kennedy proudly stating “Taika’s approach to Star Wars will be fresh, unexpected, and…unique. His enormous talent and sense of humor will ensure that audiences are in for an unforgettable ride.”
Over the past three years, however, updates on Waititi’s Star Wars project have been few and far between.
Kennedy Confirms Film Is In Production
While Waititi’s film was not mentioned during the Star Wars Celebration, earlier this year, Kennedy revealed that the film was still in production.
“Taika is working away. He’s just, and he won’t get mad at me for saying this, slow. We’ve got a couple of acts, we need a third,” Kennedy said.
In a recent interview with Business Insider, Waititi revealed that he has signed on for a series of films. While he is still working on his Star Wars entry, the film will likely not begin in earnest for six or seven years.
“It’s still marinating. I’ve been writing it.” Waititi told ET, “At the moment, I’m still developing something with them. Like me, they have a lot of projects going on. I think they’re gonna push it until I finish these other projects. I’ve got about four other scripts that I’m trying to finish. My thing is, I want to take my time with that and get it right. I don’t want to rush this movie.”
While it sounds like Waititi is invested in his Star Wars film, it will be years until we see the finished result. For now, fans will have to content themselves with the return of Rey Skywalker and Dave Filoni’s planned Mando-verse film.
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