Jojo Rabbit and Thor: Ragnarok director, Oscar winner Taika Waititi is now going to be directing the new Star Wars movie, an official announcement has said. He will be co-writing the movie with Krysty Wilson-Cairns who co-wrote 1917.
This will be the second time for Waititi to be associated with the galaxy far, far away; he will also be directing the first season finale of The Mandalorian for Disney+.
It will mark Waititi’s second outing in the Star Wars universe after directing the first season finale of The Mandalorian for Disney+.
In addition, Emmy®-nominated writer Leslye Headland (Russian Doll, Bachelorette) is currently developing a new untitled Star Wars series for Disney+. Headland will write, executive produce, and serve as showrunner for the series, which adds to a growing list of Star Wars stories for Disney’s streaming platform.