During the last few years, New Zealand’s Taika Waititi has turn into one among our favourite administrators right here at Ars. And with just right reason why—his again catalogue of function movies comprises Eagle vs Shark, Boy, What We Do within the Shadows, Thor: Ragnarok, and final 12 months’s controversial-but-excellent, Oscar-nominated Jojo Rabbit. And shortly, we’re going to be capable of upload a Superstar Wars film to that record. Unnamed assets have instructed the Hollywood Reporter that Waititi has been approached via Lucasfilm to increase a movie that takes position in that galaxy some distance, some distance away.
This information follows a marvel tweet previous this week from Phil Tippett, the stop-motion innovator whose paintings may well be discovered all over the place the unique Superstar Wars trilogy. He used the social media platform to laud the primary season of Disney+ unique The Mandalorian, then implored showrunner Jon Favreau to rent Tippett to paintings on long run episodes. As massive fans of Tippett’s work and of The Mandalorian’s center of attention on sensible results, we are hoping Favreau takes the tweet severely (embedded beneath).
Congrats @Jon_Favreau at the wonderful good fortune of @themandalorian. It’s in reality one thing. Jogs my memory of our adventures making the unique trilogy again within the day, shootin’ from the hip. I inform you, I’d love to return again on board and get my fingers grimy with you guys!
— Phil Tippett (@PhilTippett) January 16, 2020
In the meantime, Waititi isn’t any stranger to the Superstar Wars universe. He no longer handiest seems in The Mandalorian—as murderer droid IG-11—he additionally directed the general episode of the primary collection. The Hollywood Reporter additionally speculates that The Mandalorian is being utilized by Lucasfilm and Disney as a coaching flooring for brand new skill; Director Deborah Chow directed episodes three and seven of the space western/space ronin display and is now going to direct an Obi-Wan Kenobi series starring Ewan McGregor, which will even air on Disney+.
Clearly, Waititi’s enthusiasts right here within the Ars Orbiting HQ are excited for the chance of a Superstar Wars movie underneath his path. However will Disney see it via? The studio famously fired in a similar fashion quirky administrators Philip Lord and Christopher Miller from the film Solo, changing them with Ron Howard to the movie’s detriment. We may additionally be in for a little of a wait if it does occur. Waititi first has to direct Thor: Love and Thunder, which is about to be launched in November 2021 and could also be connected to an adaptation of the nerd-canon anime Akira for Warner Brothers.