Star Wars: Thor: Ragnarok’s Taika Waititi, 1917 Author Krysty Wilson-Cairns Crew Up on New Film

Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi will write and direct a brand new Star Wars film, Disney-owned Lucasfilm introduced Monday on Star Wars Day. Waititi — an Oscar-winning author on final 12 months’s satirical Nazi comedy-drama Jojo Rabbit — will co-write the as-yet untitled Star Wars film with Krysty Wilson-Cairns, who wrote the BAFTA and Oscar-winning warfare movie 1917. No particulars have been revealed about Waititi’s Star Wars film, and no launch date or 12 months has been set both.

Moreover, Lucasfilm confirmed that Russian Doll co-creator Leslye Headland will write, government produce, and function showrunner on a brand new Star Wars collection for Disney+, although it had nothing to say about its focus (female-centric) or timeline (totally different from different Star Wars collection at Disney+), as was beforehand reported. No launch date or 12 months has been set for Headland’s collection as properly.

Waititi’s Star Wars film joins a number of big-screen tasks within the works. Previous to the discharge of The Final Jedi in 2016, its writer-director Rian Johnson was handed a brand new trilogy that can don’t have any connection to the Skywalker saga. Then in Could final 12 months, Shutter Island author Laeta Kalogridis was stated to be engaged on a Knights of the Outdated Republic adaptation, set 4,000 years earlier than the creation of the Empire.

In September, Disney formally introduced that Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy would collaborate on a Star Wars film. Again in January, a report claimed {that a} movie set throughout the Excessive Republic period, set 200 years earlier than Episode I, was in growth. And a month later, it was reported that Sleight writer-director J.D. Dillard and Luke Cage author Matt Owens had one other concept.

None of these movies have a launch date or 12 months hooked up too, although in Could final 12 months, Disney had dated three untitled Star Wars motion pictures between 2022 and 2026. That was earlier than Recreation of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss left the Star Wars galaxy.

For Waititi, the Star Wars film will doubtless come after his characteristic movie adaptation of the documentary Subsequent Purpose Wins, in regards to the American Samoan soccer group making an attempt to qualify for the FIFA World Cup; and the Ragnarok sequel Thor: Love and Thunder — slated for February 2022 — which turns Natalie Portman into the Mighty Thor. Waititi has beforehand been concerned with Star Wars on The Mandalorian, whereby he directed the season 1 finale and voiced the droid IG-11.

Wilson-Cairns made her characteristic movie debut with 1917, and was nominated for greatest screenplay on the 2020 Oscars. Her subsequent film is Edgar Wright’s psychological horror Final Night time in Soho, which was initially scheduled for a September launch however has been pushed off as a result of ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Wilson-Cairns has additionally been employed by Amazon to adapt Evan Ratliff’s non-fiction e book, “The Mastermind: Medicine. Empire. Homicide. Betrayal.”, a couple of programmer-turned-cartel boss.

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