Taika Waititi Confirmed to Be Directing and Co-Writing New 'Star Wars' Film

Taika Waititi confirmed to be making new 'Star Wars' movie alongside Krysty Wilson-Cairns.
Taika Waititi confirmed to be making new 'Star Wars' movie alongside Krysty Wilson-Cairns. | Kevin Mazur/Getty Images

Taika Waititi is one busy guy! The New Zealand native recently won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for Jojo Rabbit, which he also directed and starred in, and is slated to write and direct Marvel's upcoming film Thor: Love and Thunder. After directing an episode of The Mandalorian for Disney+, it won't come as a surprise that Waititi's next project will be taking place in a galaxy far, far away!

That's right, Disney has confirmed that Waititi is set to direct and co-write a new Star Wars movie for theatrical release. Krysty Wilson-Cairns, who was nominated for an Oscar for her work co-writing 1917, will pen the script with Waititi. Happy May the Fourth, Star Wars fans!

This upcoming project was announced on StarWars.com to coincide with May the Fourth, which is celebrated around the world annually to commemorate the films and series. There's no news yet on when the movie will be released or what it will be about, but the possibilities are endless. The Star Wars universe is vast, with many different unexplored plots, characters, and timelines, so there's no way of knowing what Waititi and Wilson-Cairns have in store for fans. If the final episode of The Mandalorian tells us anything, however, it's that the filmmaker won't disappoint. Here's to hoping the story he and Wilson-Cairns chose to tell explores an aspect of the franchise that's never been seen.