Taika Waititi, the director of films like Thor: Ragnarok, is set to direct a new Star Wars film. Disney reports this in a blog post. The film will be released in theaters. Disney will also eventually come with a new Star Wars series on Disney+.
The film was announced in a blog post, in honor of May the Fourth. Taika Waititi will take the director’s chair. He is known for films such as Thor: Ragnarok and Jojo Rabbit. Waititi won an Oscar for the latter. He also directed the final episode of the first season of The Mandalorian. Krysty Wilson-Cairns is also collaborating on the film. She wrote 1917, a film that recently won a Bafta prize. It is not yet known when the untitled Star Wars film will be released in theaters. The story and cast of the film have not yet been announced.
It is known that Leslye Headland, who is known for Russian Doll and Bachelorette, is working on an all-new Star Wars series that will be shown exclusively on Disney+. That project doesn’t have a name yet. Season two of The Mandalorian has since been filmed in its entirety; that season is currently in post-production.
Disney previously announced two other Star Wars series. Disney will also eventually come up with a TV series about Cassian Andor. That series will take place before the events of Rogue One. Obi-Wan Kenobi will also get its own television series, as previously announced. Ewan McGregor, who also played Obi-Wan in the Star Wars prequels, will take on that role.
From left to right: Krysty Wilson-Cairns, Taika Waititi and Leslye Headland