Taika Waititi will direct and co-write the next Star Wars film

Tuesday, 05 May, 2020

In the aftermath of last year's Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, there's been a lot of debate over what Star Wars is actually about.

Taika Waititi is sticking around in the Star Wars universe, with Disney confirming Monday that he will direct and co-write a new Star Wars feature film for theatrical release.

The Kiwi talent directed season finale of Disney+'s The Mandalorian and played the part of droid IG-11.

Taika Waititi also wrote "Thor: Love and Thunder " and is directing the Chris Hemsworth starrer film.

According to reports, the new "Star Wars" film would be directed by the filmmaker of "Thor:Ragnarok".

No release date was announced for either project.

The first, and kinda-only, big hit for Disney Plus, The Mandalorian gave us a masked bounty hunter with a heart of stone that slowly melted under the pressure of the adorable Baby Yoda (The Child, if you're a pedant).

Wilson-Cairns is a fantastic screenwriter and is fresh off her Oscar nomination for her work co-writing 1917 with Sam Mendes.

As you can see in the new key art, some of the classic battles spanning across the saga are shown, including the Battle of Geonosis at the start of the Clone Wars, to the Battle of Hoth in the Empire Strikes back. Also coming to Disney Plus: A series about Rogue One's Cassian Andor before the events of that film, and a Ewan McGregor-starring Obi Wan Kenobi series that takes place between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope.