It was rumoured a while back, and now it’s been confirmed. Taika Waititi will co-write and direct a new Star Wars movie.

Taika’s so hot right now!

Of course it isn’t his first dalliance with the universe created by George Lucas, having directed an episode of The Mandalorian and also given voice to droid IG-11.

Taika will be co-writing the new movie with Krysty Wilson-Cairns, whoi recently worked on 1917.

Not surprisingly, a release date hasn’t yet been announced, and could be a way off as Taika is currently working on both Next Goal Wins – an underdog tale about the American Samoan soccer team – and Thor: Love and Thunder.

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