Academy Award-winning screenwriter, Taika Waititi, confirms that he has begun writing the script for his untitled Star Wars movie. Waititi is probably still best known for Thor: Ragnarök or his many voice-over roles, including beloved droid from The Mandalorian, IG-11. In 2019, Jojo Rabbit changed all that, garnering critical acclaim to the extent of winning him his first Academy Award.
Early this year Lucasfilm, now a subsidiary of Disney, announced that the team of Waititi and Krysty Wilson-Cairns will helm a new movie in the galaxy far far away, which Waititi will also direct. Wilson-Cairns herself is an Academy Award-nominated screen writer for 1917 and will help make their duo arguably the best to ever pen a Star Wars script.
In a recent interview with BBC, Waititi stated that the writing process for the Star Wars film has begun. Waititi (being Waititi) joked about how even talking about Star Wars is just different. The interviewer simply asked, “Star Wars?”
“This is you: ‘Here’s a question…Star Wars?’ How am I supposed to answer that? Yes,” he responded in a joking manner.
Waititi is no stranger to the Star Wars Universe. He directed “Chapter 8: Redemption” of Season 1 of The Mandalorian on Disney+. It was one of the standout episodes of the fantastic first season of the first-ever live-action Star Wars show.
With such a talented writing team and the true genius of Waititi, the future of the Star Wars Universe is looking brighter and brighter.
At this time, there is not confirmed release date or even a title for Waititi’s Star Wars film. One thing seems certain, if his previous work is any indication of what to expect, it will be worth the wait.