Jojo Rabbit Oscar winner Taika Waititi is in talks to potentially star in his own Star Wars movie. He is still working on the script, however, so like several franchise projects Lucasfilm has in the works it’s still early days.
We hear that in a couple of months Lucasfilm will have a better idea which Star Wars movie will move forward for the return of the franchise on the big screen, that being December 19, 2025.
The Star Wars project currently in pole position is the one Damon Lindelof is writing, with Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy set to direct.
The Kevin Feige project that has Michael Waldron attached as writer, as well as Patty Jenkins’ Rogue Squadron, aren’t dead; they’re just not in active development. Waldron is focused on writing 2026’s Avengers: Secret Wars as Deadline first told you.
Also, Rian Johnson’s next stab at Star Wars is also not in active development, but it’s not dead either.
Waititi directed episode eight of The Mandalorian‘s first season and also provided the voice to the bounty hunter-turned-servant droid IG-11.
Waititi’s next movie, which he directed and co-wrote, is Next Goal Wins It comes out September 22 via Searchlight Pictures.
Variety had the news first about Waititi’s Star Wars project.
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