May the 4th will always be a special day for Star Wars fans and this year was no different as Lucasfilm has revealed Taika Waititi will be directing and co-writing with 1917’s Krysty Wilson-Cairns on a Star Wars feature film.
It’s been rumoured since January, by The Hollywood Reporter, that the Oscar winner was coming on board to tackle a film far, far away.
It’s exciting to see they’ve brought in the New Zealander to level-up to the big screen having already played in the small screen sandbox with Disney+ series, The Mandalorian. What’s doubly exciting is Wilson-Cairns co-writing the screenplay having been nominated for an Academy Award as well as winning the BAFTA for Outstanding British Film for the war epic.
We can see what more Scot has in store with the upcoming Edger Wright movie, Last Night In Soho.
It’s unknown what the project is or if it’s the rumoured Kevin Feige produced flick, but we need to remember in this Disney era at Lucasfilm and it’s unsure if either or both leave the project at some point as it seems to be their style.
Meanwhile, Lucasfilm also confirmed the news that Russian Doll creator Leslye Headland will be writing, producing and show-running a new untitled Star Wars series for Disney+.
I recently spoke of my excitement for the project, which you can read more here.
I expect we’ll know what these untitled projects are around Star Wars Celebration in August.