Taika Waititi gives major update on Star Wars movie three years after he was announced as director and co-writer of the next film in the sci-fi saga

Taika Waititi has revealed a major update ahead of his upcoming Star Wars movie.

The next film of the sci-fi franchise will be directed and co-written by the 48-year-old actor and filmmaker behind Thor: Ragnarok and Jojo Rabbit.

Fans of the Star Wars series got the surprise back in 2020. But despite three years of silence on the production, Waititi has finally shared a promising update.

‘At the moment, I’m still developing something with them,’ he told Entertainment Tonight.

‘Like me, they have a lot of projects going on. I think they’re gonna push it until I finish these other projects.’

Taika Waititi has revealed a major update ahead of his upcoming Star Wars movie

He added, ‘I’ve got about four other scripts that I’m trying to finish. My thing is I want to take my time with that and get it right. I don’t want to rush this movie.’

In 2020, news of the next Star Wars installment came out via StarWars.com in celebration of May 4th, an unofficial holiday celebrating the series.

The script will be co-penned by writer Krysty Wilson-Cairns, who earned an Oscar nomination for her work on 1917 during January’s ceremony.

Fans of the Star Wars series got the surprise back in 2020. But despite three years of silence on the production, Waititi has shared a promising update

Fans of the Star Wars series got the surprise back in 2020. But despite three years of silence on the production, Waititi has shared a promising update 

While a release date is yet to be announced, Waititi is no stranger to the George Lucas-imagined universe.

The Kiwi talent directed season finale of Disney+’s The Mandalorian and played the part of droid IG-11.

The director/writer/actor has already proven his ability to handle a blockbuster with his work in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Thor: Ragnarok grossed $854million, becoming the highest-earning film of the Thor trilogy.

Waititi’s latest project is Next Goal Wins, which is slated for release in January 2024.

Next Goal Wins is based on the true story of the American Samoa soccer team who infamously lost 31-0 to Australia in a World Cup qualifying game. 

Set in 2014, the comedy follows the team’s attempt to qualify for that year’s FIFA World Cup after hiring a down-on-his-luck coach to try and turn heir fortunes around.

Actor Will Arnett takes on the role of an executive at the Football Federation American Samoa, replacing Armie Hammer for the role, while Michael Fassbender stars as the coach.

Intergalactic: Taika directed season finale of Disney+'s The Mandalorian and played the part of droid IG-11, above

Intergalactic: Taika directed season finale of Disney+’s The Mandalorian and played the part of droid IG-11, above

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