Taika Waititi is Officially Directing and Co-Writing a Star Wars Movie!

How’s this for a big of big happy May the 4th news? While it was reported in the Hollywood Trades in the past, and Taika kind of dodged the story, it’s now official: Taika Waititi is directing and co-writing a Star Wars movie.

The Official Site broke the news this morning, confirming that Taika will be directing an untitled Star Wars movie and writing it with Acadamy Award-nominee Krysty Wilson-Cairns who most recently wrote the amazing 1917.

Lucasfilm also confirmed the recent report that Leslye Headland would write and showrun a new Star Wars series on Disney+.

With Thor: Love and Thunder set for February 2022, it’s doubtful that Taika’s movie will be the December 2022 one. We’ll have to wait and see where his movie lands on the release schedule.