May the 4th is NOT messing around with Star Wars news today! We bring you big news to interupt your Mandalorian Disney Gallery or Rise of Skywalker watching on Disney+. A new Star Wars featured film to be co-written & directed by Academy Award winner Taika Waititi. Here’s what we know!
Let This Taika Waititi News Bless Your May the 4th
My first big press event was covering Thor: Ragnarok and one of my biggest interviews was with director Taika Waititi.
He’s hilarious, smart, and generous with his time and talent and I am geeked that he’s just been announced as co-writer/director for the next Star Wars featured film.
Oh- and he just won an Oscar for JoJo Rabbit, so he’s got that award-winner Hollywood street cred as well!
News From StarWars.Com
Academy Award® winner Taika Waititi, who recently won Best Adapted Screenplay for “Jojo Rabbit” and directed the widely-acclaimed first season finale episode of “The Mandalorian” on Disney+, will direct and co-write a new “Star Wars” feature film for theatrical release.
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.”
In addition, Emmy®-nominated writer Leslye Headland (“Russian Doll,” “Bachelorette”) is currently developing a new untitled “Star Wars” series for Disney+.
Headland will write, executive produce, and serve as showrunner for the in-development series, which adds to a growing list of “Star Wars” stories for Disney’s streaming platform including “The Mandalorian,” now in post-production on season 2, and two other previously ordered series: one based on Cassian Andor prior to the events of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” and another following the adventures of Obi-Wan Kenobi between “Revenge of the Sith” and “A New Hope.”
The release date for Waititi’s project has not yet been announced, while Headland’s project is in development.
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