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Star Wars: Taika Waititi Shares Update On Movie's Development Progress

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The wave of Star Wars movies ended last year when The Rise of Skywalker ultimately capped off the Skywalker Saga. This means that there will be no new Star Wars film for a while, but this hasn't stop Lucasfilm from announcing their future plans for the franchise. 

Last May, an Internet-stopping reveal about the future of the space opera franchise in the big screen emerged, revealing that Academy Award-winning director Taika Waititi will write and direct an upcoming Star Wars film. Plenty remains unknown about the overall outlook of the film, but anticipation is high for Waititi's theatrical debut in the galaxy far, far away.

No release date yet has been announced for the much-anticipated film, but a new development from the director himself may have hinted that it might be coming sooner rather than later. 

NEWS

In an interview with BBC, Taika Waititi briefly confirms that they're currently writing the script of his untitled Star Wars movie: 

"We're just writing. We're writing."

WHAT THIS MEANS

Waititi's reveal about the current state of his Star Wars film is a welcome piece of news for fans who are eager for the return of the franchise on the silver screen. At this point, the director is currently deep in pre-production for Thor: Love and Thunder, but it seems that Waititi is currently juggling two projects based on this new development. With that in mind, there's a chance that Waititi's Star Wars film could premiere shortly after Love and Thunder, but the numerous production delays could alter that possibility. 

Although the future of Star Wars film is uncertain, the addition of Waititi to the fray should further elevate the franchise in many ways. The quirky director has since left a mark in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, effectively reviving the Thor franchise after the massive success of 2017's Thor: Ragnarok. More so, the New Zealand filmmaker is no stranger to the Star Wars franchise since he was involved with The Mandalorian, both as an actor and director

That said, it's safe to say that the Waititi-led Star Wars film is in good hands while also providing a new spin for the franchise. 

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