Taika Waititi is already part of the Star Wars family, he now got a promotion of sorts on Star Wars day. Recently released Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker ended the adventure and story of Skywalker Saga. A total of nine episodes add up to the complete story, Disney’s reboot plan for the franchise didn’t seem to convince the audiences, to be honest, the final chapter of the saga was not up to the mark. J.J. Abrams directed The Rise of Skywalker and the movie received low ratings, yet there are many who loved it and believe justice had been done to the intergalactic tale.
Taika Waititi was rumoured in January to take up a new Star Wars project, on May the 4th of 2020, the official site made an announcement about Waititi and his new Star Wars movie that he will direct and co-write with Krysty Wilson-Cairns. The name of the movie is not known for now.
Krysty Wilson-Cairns co-wrote Sam Mendes’ 1917 and got nominated for Best Original Screenplay at 92nd Academy Awards. Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit, on the other hand, got nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay and Waititi won the award same year as Cairns’. Both proved their excellence in film making and they are brought together to make a new Star Wars movie.
When I said Waititi is not new to the Star Wars family, I meant his involvement in The Mandalorian, the New Zealand filmmaker has already directed the finale of The Mandalorian season 1. He moreover voices for IG-11, a bounty hunter droid in the Disney+ Series.
Disney’s amendments and changes with the Star Wars projects appear to be plenty. Game of Thrones creators, David Benioff & D. B. Weiss exited their way out from a planned trilogy that was supposed to release in December 2022. Star Wars: The Last Jedi is a sceptical movie, fans are still divided about the movie, the director of The Last Jedi, Rian Johnson was in the news about developing a new trilogy. Instead, Johnson is now focused on the sequel for Knives Out.
The creator of Netflix’s Russian Doll, Leslye Headland as well, was in the announcement. She is developing a new series for Disney+. Not leaving anything untouched, there are two more Disney+ series in development, Rogue One prequel series about Cassian Andor and another spinoff focusing on the life story of Obi-Wan Kenobi starring Ewan McGregor.
Disney is milking every drop possible from the Star Wars franchise, are fans really looking forward to these projects, I don’t think so. George Lucas had different plans for Star Wars before Disney took over Lucasfilm.
Jon Favreau did amazing work with The Mandalorian and the show is already working on its Season 3 before the release of its second season. Taika Waititi’s Marvel projects include Thor: Ragnarok and upcoming Thor: Love and Thunder that’ll make him busy as hell.