While nothing official has been revealed about the project, a Star Wars film written and directed by Taika Waititi has been in development since May of 2020. Lucasfilm had three dates put aside for Star Wars theatrical releases with Patty Jenkins’ Rogue Squadron taking the 2023 slot. With Taika’s project being the only other referred to at the Disney Investor Day on December 10, 2020, it’ was once thought that his feature might be the one released in 2025.
In an interview with Total Film in May 2022, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy confirmed that the upcoming Taika Waititi-directed film is currently slated to be the next theatrical release for the Star Wars franchise. Lucasfilm is now aiming to have the film released in late 2023, but Kennedy made note that nothing was officially locked in during the interview. The film was originally expected to begin production in 2023 but was pushed back as Waititi continued to work on the script and focus on his next project, Klara and the Sun.
In May 2023, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy gave an update on the project and there was some hope that production might start in 2024.