Taika Waititi To Direct and Co-Write New “Star Wars” Feature Film For Theatrical Release

Just announced in celebration of this year’s Star Wars Day, Academy Award® winner Taika Waititi, who recently won Best Adapted Screenplay for Jojo Rabbit and directed the widely-acclaimed first season finale episode of The Mandalorian on Disney+, will direct and co-write a new Star Wars feature film for theatrical release.

Talk of the project had been making the rounds as early as January of this year, but it has since been confirmed.

Joining Waititi on the screenplay will be Academy Award® nominee Krysty Wilson-Cairns (1917, Last Night in Soho), who received a BAFTA Award for Outstanding British Film of the Year on the three-time Oscar-winning film, 1917.

A release date for the film has not yet been announced.

Source: Star Wars