Date: 17th January 2020

Taika Waititi in Early Talks to Develop 'Star Wars' Movie.

Taika Waititi, director of "Thor: Ragnarok" and "Jojo Rabbit", is in early talks to develop a new "Star Wars" movie.

There are no further details about how far those negotiations are with Waititi, nor what his involvement might ultimately be. But hot off of six Oscar nominations for "Jojo Rabbit", Waititi is one of the most in-demand filmmakers in the industry, and "Star Wars" is "Star Wars", so there we are.

Given his recent history with the "Star Wars" universe, on Monday, Waititi was asked if he might be directing a "Star Wars" movie in the future.

"Oh, I don’t know anything about that", Waititi said. "But 'Mandalorian' was my chance to work with some stormtroopers."

Lucasfilm may have just pitched the idea to the director and could be waiting for a response. In late 2017, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy was asked about Taika Waititi directing a Star Wars movie and she was very positive about it. "I would love for him to direct a Star Wars movie. I think he has exactly the right sensibility", she said. A lot has happened in the franchise since then.

Source: Press Release