In one of the least surprising bits of news in a while, filmmaker Taika Waititi has reportedly been approached to develop a “Star Wars” movie for Lucasfilm and Disney Pictures.
The “Jojo Rabbit” and “Thor: Ragnarok” helmer directed the finale of the recent first season of live-action “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” and so his name has been floated as a potential candidate by fans for months now.
That series is being seen as something of a training ground for directors who could go on to helm other works in the franchise, such as Deborah Chow who is taking charge of the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series.
It is unclear where the talks stand and what project this is, as in it might be the film being developed by Marvel’s Kevin Feige. Disney and Lucasfilm have no comment on the matter.
Waititi’s “Jojo Rabbit” earlier this week earned six Oscar nominations. He’s currently prepping to shoot “Thor: Love and Thunder” throughout the back half of this year, and remains attached to the live-action “Akira” remake in development at Warners.
Source: Heat Vision