Taika Waititi will soon be lending his distinctive touch to the Star Wars universe. The filmmaker is on board to direct a new movie set in the galaxy far, far away.
The Jojo Rabbit filmmaker will direct a new Star Wars movie for theatrical release. He is co-writing the film with 1917 writer Krysty Wilson-Cairns.
After months of speculation, Disney and Lucasfilm finally confirmed the news on Monday, reports variety.com.
It's unclear if Waititi's film is one of Disney's three untitled Star Wars movies, which are scheduled to open in December in 2022, 2024 and 2026, or if it's a separate project.
The studio also confirmed that a new untitled Star Wars TV series is in the works. The series is being developed by Russian Doll creator Leslye Headland for the streaming service Disney+.
Headland will write, executive produce, and serve as showrunner for the series, which adds to a growing list of Star Wars stories for Disney's streaming platform. It already includes The Mandalorian and its season two, and two other previously ordered series -- one based on Cassian Andor prior to the events of Rogue One: A Star Wars Storyand another following the adventures of Obi-Wan Kenobi between Revenge Of The Sith and A New Hope.
The release dates for both Waititi's and Headland's projects have not yet been announced.
Meanwhile, Waititi is next set to direct Thor: Love and Thunder, which is currently scheduled to release on February 18, 2022.
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