Just when we thought things were wrapping up, Disney and Lucasfilm hit us with big, big news. The ending to the Star Wars saga, ‘The Rise of Skywalker’, premiered Dec 2019, and it was only yesterday that we saw the Clone Wars series come to an end as well, with the final episode ‘Victory and Death’ wrapping up the show.
But as is common in life, when one door closes, another usually opens, and that’s exactly what happened today on this iconic May 4th. Star Wars Day.
Academy Award® winner Taika Waititi, the man behind Thor Ragnarok, Jojo Rabbit, and numerous other critically acclaimed films, will be directing and co-writing the newly announced Star Wars Film. Waititi first entered the Star Wars space just recently, when he directed the season finale of The Mandalorian, which premiered on Disney+ last December.
The Mandalorian finale was no disappointment, and I’m interested to see how Waititi approaches this next step in to the Star Wars universe. Waititi has a reputation for flushing out characters eccentricities, making them relatable and helping the audience to empathize. I’m fascinated to find out how Waititi’s humourous and idiosyncratic approach to filmmaking will meld with Star Wars canon.
It has also been stated that Academy Award nominee Krysty Wilson Cairns will assist with the screenplay. Cairns’ most recent success was her work on 1917, a film focusing on the story of two young soldiers during the first world war.
Incoming news from a galaxy far, far away….
Academy Award winner @TaikaWaititi to direct and co-write a new Star Wars feature film for theatrical release; Academy Award nominee Krysty Wilson-Cairns (@WeWriteAtDawn) to co-write screenplay with Waititi: https://t.co/o3Exz8ndy9 pic.twitter.com/Yrt0LQbi7B
— Star Wars (@starwars) May 4, 2020
While we don’t have much information on the film yet, I’m sure we will be provided with much-anticipated developments over the coming weeks.
May the fourth be with you.