BREAKING: Taika Waititi to Direct New ‘Star Wars’ Film


New Zealand filmmaker and Academy award winner Taika Waititi was just confirmed to direct the next new Star Wars film.


Waititi's most recent credits are Jojo Rabbit, The Mandalorian (episode 8), and Thor: Ragnarok. He also has acting credits, including Avengers: Endgame and the hit cult show Rick and Morty. Mihai Malaimare (who worked with Waititi as a cinematographer on JoJo Rabbit) says,

" I knew from all the other movies that Taika did how good he is with young actors, but just watching Roman [Griffin Davis], and then Thomasin [McKenzie] work, that was something that pretty much blew my mind. The level of commitment was amazing for me, and the whole process that Taika has, working with young actors, is really amazing. It’s a unique experience."
Source: The full Deadline interview

According to Starwars.com, "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."

There seem to be mixed reviews and reactions among Star Wars fans. We'd like to hear from you! Let us know how you feel about Waititi being the next director! Do you feel its safe in his hands? If not, whom would you rather see?

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