It came quite a surprise when Disney announced that visionary director Taika Waititi will be directing the next Star Wars film. Although things have been pretty quiet, Waititi tells Wired that he’s “got a story” locked down.
Although the story is pretty solid already, the director says the Star Wars script is still in the very early stages of drafting.
“It’s still in the ‘EXT. SPACE’ stage,” Waititi told Wired. “But we’ve got a story. I’m really excited by it because it feels very me.”
Waititi is known for his unorthodox style of directing. He usually films his movies in a way that’s truly unique to him. Take Thor: Ragnarok for example. He and the cast used a lot of improv as well as slapstick comedy in the film that it made it one of the best MCU films of all time. It’ll be pretty interesting to see his take on Star Wars.
“I tend to go down that little sincerity alleyway in my films,” Waititi said, regarding how his style would gel with Star Wars. “I like to fool the viewer into thinking ‘ha it’s this and then them going, ‘Damn it, you made me feel something!’”
Waititi is co-writing alongside Krysty Wilson-Cairns, co-writer of 1917, Penny Dreadful, and Edgar Wright’s Last Night in Soho.
It will be quite some time before we hear about the Star Wars film since the director currently has his hands full on a bunch of other projects. The latest film he starred in was Free Guy alongside Ryan Reynolds. The marketing for that film was clearly all out with Reynolds even hosting an Xbox NPC Awards. Those two are just too darn creative.