Hey folks, Harry here - May the Fourth Be With You! I woke to find the final episode of the Lucas/Filoni Masterpiece series THE CLONE WARS - and it was a jaw-dropper. That was bittersweet, as it meant that THE CLONE WARS were finally over. If you've never seen them, honestly, it is the most electrifying STAR WARS since the Original Trilogy. That last episode... wowzers. Then, Disney announced that Taika Waititi will direct and co-write with Krysty Wilson-Cairns... a stand alone film set in the Star Wars universe. Here's their release below:
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 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 Two, and two other previously announced series: one based on Cassian Andor’s life prior to the events of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and another following the adventures of Obi-Wan Kenobi between Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: A New Hope.
Release dates for both Waititi’s and Headland’s projects have not yet been announced.
We know Taika is actively working on THOR - and he was working on a live-action AKIRA - but that was supposed to happen after his time in the Marvel verse. This seems to be an open ended - Taika will eventually make a STAR WARS Universe flick. May the force be with him, always.
Keep it cool,