Official: Taika Waititi to co-write and direct 'Star Wars' film

Taika Waititi
Taika Waititi (Image credit: Andrea Raffin/Shutterstock)

"Thor: Love and Thunder" writer/director Taika Waititi has signed on to write and direct a "Star Wars" film, as announced at

Waititi has been rumored to be in talks to helm a "Star Wars" movie for some time, but previously played coy about the possibility it would actually come to pass. He directed the acclaimed finale of "The Mandalorian" season one as well as voicing the character IG-11.

Waititi will co-write the script with "1917" writer Krysty Wilson-Cairns. No details about the plot and setting of the film have been revealed.

Related: Disney Plus drops epic 'Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga' trailer for May the Fourth

Originally published on Newsarama.

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George Marston
Newsarama Writer

George Marston is Newsarama's resident Marvel Comics expert and general comic book historian since 2011. George has also been the on-site reporter at most major comic conventions such as Comic-Con International: San Diego, New York Comic Con, and C2E2. Outside of comic journalism, I am the artist of many weird pictures, and the guitarist of many heavy riffs. (They/Them)