A new Taika Waititi Star Wars movie update has popped up courtesy of the director. Waititi notes that progress on the film’s script has continued to move forward.
In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Waititi brought up his long-in-development Star Wars movie. According to the director, he’s still working on the script, and while he does have “a really good idea for it,” he’s stuck on the middle parts of the film.
“I’ve got a really good idea for it,” Waititi said. “It’s just as with all films, it’s this middle part. You’re like, ‘What’s going to happen?’ And then you look at all of those films that are so great, you’re like, ‘Well, I guess they can’t meet some smuggler with an alien sidekick.’ “
Last year, Waititi said that he hadn’t been working much on the film as of yet and that it definitely wouldn’t start this year due to his work on other projects. President of Lucasfilm Kathleen Kennedy also recently revealed that the director is the sole writer of the project, and that they will make the movie “one day.”
The future of Star Wars films has been a hot topic of conversation as of late. Besides the Waititi film, Lucasfilm has announced the development of three Star Wars movies, which includes a project featuring the return of Daisy Ridley as Rey Skywalker. Ridley’s untitled feature will be directed by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy (Ms. Marvel), from a screenplay written by Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight. Set 15 years after the events of The Rise of Skywalker, the movie will reportedly follow Rey as she rebuilds a new Jedi Order.
The second untitled movie is billed as a crossover event, which will wrap up interconnected stories told in The Mandalorian, The Book of Boba Fett, and other upcoming Disney+ shows. It will be directed by Dave Filoni, best known for creating popular animated shows Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels. Both series introduced a number of fan-favorite characters, including Ahsoka Tano and Bo Khatan.
Lucasfilm has also enlisted Logan filmmaker James Mangold to direct a movie centered on the dawn of the Jedi. It will be set thousands of years before A New Hope. Besides the three new projects, Taika Waititi and Rian Johnson’s long-in-development Star Wars movies are still in active development.