Taika Waititi Intends to Shoot His Star Wars Film Next Year
Published 5 months ago
There was a lot of hype when it was announced that Taika Waititi would be directing the next theatrically released Star Wars film, but after Star Wars Celebration last month, it looks like that won’t be the case.
Now fans are asking just when Waititi’s Star Wars is going to come out, and Deadline reports that the Kiwi director is aiming to start rolling cameras by next year. For now, Waititi has chosen his next project to be an adaptation of the novel Klara and the Sun from writer Kazuo Ishiguro.
Admittedly, Waititi has more than just Star Wars on his plate, and has been announced to direct adaptations for properties like The Incal and a Willy Wonka spinoff centered on Oompa Loompas. He’s also been attached to a live-action adaptation of the classic anime Akira, but we haven’t gotten an official update on that in years.
We don’t know exactly how busy Waititi is, but he’s definitely been keeping himself busy besides his Marvel Studios work. We don’t know what his Star Wars could be about, but I’m hopeful that he gives us a project that’s more focused on delivering its own cohesive story as compared to The Mandalorian or Kenobi which puts too much emphasis on making references to other Star Wars things.
No release date has been set for Waititi’s Star Wars movie, but you can watch out for his film Next Goal Wins which comes to cinemas on Oct. 20.