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Taika Waititi confirmed to be making a Star Wars movie

May 4th, 2020 by Marc Comments

We reported in January that Jojo Rabbit and Thor: Ragnarok’s Taika Waititi was in like to make a Star Wars movie (here) and today we have confirmation of that.

The Academy Award winner directed the first season finale of The Mandalorian and now he’s stepping up to give us a full length feature movie set in the galaxy far, far away.

Academy Award nominee Krysty Wilson-Cairns (1917, Last Night in Soho) will be writing the movie with Waititi.

There’s no doubt that Waititi has a tremendous flair and style as a film-maker – I adored Jojo Rabbit – and his Mandalorian episode was superb (I’m still breaking that finale down in my head) so hopefully he can deliver for the Star Wars franchise and not go too slapstick on the whole thing as (I personally feel) he did with Ragnarok.

What say you all? Would this excite you? Let me know your thoughts, gang…

Source: StarWars

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….