Taika Waititi, the acclaimed filmmaker behind movies such as Thor: Ragnarok and Jojo Rabbit, is currently working on a Star Wars project. However, he recently revealed that the movie is still in its early development stage and there is a lot of work to be done before it’s ready for release.

Waititi’s Comments

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Waititi explained that he has a strong idea for his Star Wars movie, but that the middle part of the film is still being worked on. He noted that he doesn’t want to repeat the same tropes that have been used in previous Star Wars films, saying, “Well, I guess they can’t meet some smuggler with an alien sidekick.”

Waititi also suggested that his movie will have an element of sincerity to it, similar to many of his previous films. He said that he enjoys surprising viewers and making them feel something unexpected.

Development Process

Waititi’s Star Wars movie is taking some time to come to fruition because he is writing the script himself. Lucasfilm boss Kathleen Kennedy said that Waititi wants to protect his unique voice and doesn’t want to bring others into the writing process. As a result, the movie is still in the early stages of development.

While fans may be disappointed that Waititi’s Star Wars movie isn’t closer to release, they can still look forward to other upcoming Star Wars projects. A new film featuring Daisy Ridley as Rey is set to be released soon, and there are also new films in the works from directors such as James Mangold and Dave Filoni.

Until Waititi’s Star Wars movie is ready for release, the director is taking some time off to relax and enjoy himself. He revealed that he is currently on vacation and following his wife, musician Rita Ora, on tour.


Taika Waititi’s Star Wars movie is still in its early development stage and there is no release date yet. However, Waititi has a strong idea for the movie and is writing the script himself in order to protect his unique voice. Fans can look forward to other upcoming Star Wars projects in the meantime.


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