Well, here’s some exciting news to end the day on.
The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Taika Waititi, the prolific director who’s getting ready to make his way back to the MCU for Thor: Love and Thunder, is being eyed to helm an upcoming Star Wars movie for Lucasfilm. Details are scarce, but the outlet says that the studio is currently courting him, though it remains to be seen if he’ll sign on.
Speaking to our own sources, we’ve been told that he’s wanted for an original project which would feature characters from the comics not yet seen in the Original, Sequel or Prequel trilogies. But again, THR’s report doesn’t shed much light on what the studio has planned for the Thor: Ragnarok director and we haven’t been able to dig much else up. Still, this is definitely exciting to hear.
As fans will know, Waititi already has considerable experience with the franchise after playing a pivotal role in The Mandalorian. His part? The sharp-shooting droid known as IG-11. Not only that, but he also got behind the camera to helm an episode of the hit show.
With insiders saying that The Mandalorian has become a training grounds of sorts for Lucasfilm to test out directors before handing them feature-length movies, it makes sense that Waititi is now being offered something bigger and after giving Marvel one of their most beloved films to date with the aforementioned Ragnarok, it’s not hard to imagine that Disney wants him more heavily involved in Star Wars now, too.
Again, we’ll stress that this isn’t a done deal just yet and according to THR, the director is only being courted at the moment. But if Waititi does indeed sign on to helm a pic in that galaxy far, far away, tell us, what would you like to see him bring to the franchise? Sound off down below and let us know.