Thor helmer Taika Waititi will direct and co-write a brand new Star Wars film for Disney, with Krysty Wilson-Cairns co-writing the film’s script.
While fans have been eagerly awaiting news about the future of the galaxy following The Rise of Skywalker‘s release, Disney has announced that Thor director Taika Waititi will be helming the next film in the franchise. It’s obviously appropriate that the news arrived on May 4, also known as Star Wars day. Although little is known about the film, it’s clear that Disney is eyeing up unique creative talent to herald the next era in a galaxy far, far away.
The announcement revealed that Taika Waititi will also co-write the film and is joined by Krysty Wilson-Cairns on scribe duties. Scottish screenwriter Wilson-Cairns was nominated for an Academy Award for co-writing 1917 with Sam Mendes. The announcement also confirmed that Russian Doll co-creator will write and produce a new series for Disney Plus.
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Incoming news transmission! Academy Award winner @TaikaWaititi will direct and co-write (with Academy Award nominated screenwriter @KrystyCairns) a new Star Wars feature film for theatrical release. Emmy Award winner Leslye Headland is also set to write, produce, and serve as showrunner for a new untitled Star Wars series in development coming to #DisneyPlus. Get all the details on StarWars.com.
What do you think we’ll see from Taika Waititi’s Star Wars film? Are there any characters you think need their own solo adventure from the Thor director? Sound off in the comments!
Here’s the synopsis for the latest Star Wars film, 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. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news regarding Taika Waititi and Star Wars, and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content in the future!