Taika Waititi is in Talks to Star in His Own “Star Wars” Film Amid Lucasfilm Shakedown

Taika Waititi at 'The Lion King' film premiere in July 2019
Taika Waititi at 'The Lion King' film premiere in July 2019. Photo by AFF-USA/Shutterstock (10331369au)

Lucasfilm is currently experiencing a major shakedown, but the studio’s future is still looking bright amid many changes coming our way. Taika Waititi is the latest A-list director planning his grand entrance to the Star Wars universe, and he’s in talks to star in his own movie.

This project is still in the early stages of development, but Waititi is reportedly working on a script, and he would most likely star in it, as well. The Oscar-winning writer of Jojo Rabbit is currently looking for his next project, which will serve as a follow-up to this year’s sports comedy Next Goal Wins.

It’s not a shocker to see Lucasfilm eye Waititi for one of the Star Wars movies since he already had success directing blockbusters for another Disney-affiliated studio. Waititi found worldwide fame after directing Marvel’s superhero flick Thor: Ragnarok and later returned for its sequel Thor: Love and Thunder.

The future of Waititi’s Star Wars may be looking bright, but the same thing can’t be said about several other projects in this franchise. Patty Jenkins’ Rogue Squadron and the Kevin Feige project that has Michael Waldron attached as a writer are no longer in active development, and their future remains uncertain amid the latest Lucasfilm shakedown.