Taika Waititi Breaks Silence On ‘Star Wars’ Directing News

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Taika Waititi has broken his silence regarding his recently revealed Star Wars directing news.

Today was an exceptionally awesome Star Wars day for fans as they received tons of cool news, including the confirmation that Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi would be directing an upcoming film in the franchise. While details on Waititi’s Star Wars film are slim to none, the Thor director was rumored to be helming a film in the franchise as early as February. He adamantly denied that he would be directing a film, but that’s clearly not the case anymore.

Taika Waititi broke his silence on the news on Instagram, sharing how he was pretty much fooling us all the entire time.


Taika Waititi will also be co-writing the film and will be joined by 1917 scribe Krysty Wilson-Cairns. Interestingly, both Waititi and Wilson-Cairns were nominated for Best Screenplay at this year’s Academy Awards, in Best Adapted and Best Original categories, respectively. There’s no telling when the Waititi directed film will hit cinemas, though it’ll certainly come out after 2022 when Thor: Love and Thunder is released.

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Here’s the synopsis for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker:

Lucasfilm and director J. J. Abrams join forces once again to take viewers on an epic journey to a galaxy far, far away with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the riveting conclusion of the seminal Skywalker saga, where new legends will be born and the final battle for freedom is yet to come.

Directed by J. J. Abrams, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, Keri Russell, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Ian McDiarmid, and Billy Dee Williams. The late Carrie Fisher appears as General Leia Organa through the use of previously unreleased footage shot for The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is now available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray, and DVD.

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