Untitled Taika Waititi ‘Star Wars’ Movie

Premiere: TBD

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 JenkinsRogue 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.

Taika is still working away. He’s writing the script himself. He doesn’t really want to bring others into that process and I don’t blame him. He has a very, very unique voice. So we want to protect that and that’s what he’s doing. But we’re going to make that one day.

-Kathleen Kennedy on Taika Waititi’s Star Wars film, May 2023

In May 2023, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy gave an update on the project and there was some hope that production might start in 2024.

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