Only a select few filmmakers that are not named George Lucas have had the privilege of helming a Star Wars film wit The Last Jedi helmer Rian Johnson is the latest to venture into the galaxy. Meanwhile at Marvel, the latest director to venture into the Marvel Cinematic Universe was Taika Waititi.
Waititi reinvigorated the Thor character with his remarkable superhero comedy, Thor: Ragnarok. Waititi managed to blend his distinct style of humor and filmmaking along with the sensibilities of the MCU, coalescing into one of the most critically-acclaimed movies in the superhero genre.
Waititi’s distinct creative vision seemed to flow so well with Marvel and because of it, some have questioned whether or not he should make the jump from the Marvel cosmos to the Star Wars galaxy.
Recently, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy was asked about the idea of having Waititi helming a Star Wars film, to which she responded:
“I would love for him to direct a Star Wars movie. I think he has exactly the right sensibility. It was very exciting to see him step into the Marvel universe and do such an amazing job with Thor.”
Interestingly enough, Waititi humorously jabbed at Lucasfilm in a tweet following Colin Trevorrow’s departure from Star Wars: Episode IX.
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“In Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past.”
Written and directed by Rian Johnson, the film stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern and Benicio del Toro.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi arrives in our galaxy on December 15.
Everything We Know About ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’
When credits rolled on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, people began to wonder as to what the sequel was going to be about. The end of the movie left a lot of questions in the air that need to be answered. Who are Rey’s parents? What exactly was Luke doing on that planet? Where does the galaxy go from here on out? The thing guaranteed is that Star Wars was finally back and here to stay. Eventually the sequel was announced as being named The Last Jedi.
As the film’s release date draws closer, more information about the next installment in the Skywalker saga is being revealed. The war between The Resistance and The First Order is heating up and Luke Skywalker and his former and new apprentices are at the center of the conflict. This leaves a lot of the finer details that need to be filled and covered here.
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