Taika Waititi Explains Differences in Directing for 'Star Wars' Than for Marvel

Disney+ Showcase Presentation At D23 Expo Friday, August 23
Disney+ Showcase Presentation At D23 Expo Friday, August 23 / Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

Director Taika Waititi has worked on many acclaimed projects, but probably most notably on Marvel's Thor: Ragnarok. His next works include the TV series Star Wars: The Mandalorian for Disney+ and the next Thor installment, Thor: Love and Thunder.

When trying to explain the nature of Star Wars storytelling, Waititi said there is a very big difference between Marvel and a galaxy far, far away.

"Star Wars is very different to Marvel style," the New Zealand native told The Star Wars Show, as reported by ComicBook.com. "They know that the tone of the first films really should be kind of adhered to. That’s what the fans like and you can’t really disrespect it, I guess is a nicer way of saying, 'Can’t put too many jokes in.' There’s a bit, definitely, my tone is in there, the dialogue and stuff like that."

The Mandalorian will be the first live-action show from Star Wars to be released on Disney's streaming service, debuting on Nov. 12.