Waititi, known for his work on “Jojo Rabbit” and the past two Thor movies, confirmed his commitment to the Star Wars project. He stated, “Yeah, of course I’m still working on it.” However, he also acknowledged that it might not hit theaters anytime soon due to his busy schedule and multiple projects in development.
The director mentioned that he has several scripts and projects in the pipeline, and he’s unsure which one will be next. He emphasized that he doesn’t want to rush the Star Wars script and will prioritize delivering a quality story. He said, “The world doesn’t need a rushed Star Wars.”
Waititi revealed that his next film will be a smaller project to be shot in New Zealand, but he hasn’t finalized his Star Wars timeline. While he remains committed to the Star Wars movie, he wants to ensure that the script is given the time and attention it deserves.
Taika Waititi previously entered the Star Wars universe when he voiced the character IG-11 in Season 1 of “The Mandalorian” and directed the season finale. Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy initially announced his involvement in a Star Wars film co-written with Krysty Wilson-Cairns. Later, it was revealed that Waititi was writing the film himself, emphasizing his unique voice in storytelling.
As of now, the release date of Taika Waititi’s Star Wars movie remains uncertain, but fans can rest assured that he is actively working on it while juggling his other creative projects.