Disney has confirmed that Taika Waititi will co-write and direct a new Star Wars film for theatrical release. Waititi previously directed episode 8 of the first season of The Mandalorian on Disney+.
Waititi’s other directorial projects include What We Do In The Shadows, Thor: Ragnarok, Jojo Rabbit, and Eagle vs Shark.
In February, Waititi was asked about the rumors that he was going to helm a Star Wars movie. At the time, he said, “If it was right. I would want to do any kind of movie if it made sense, and if it felt not like career suicide.”
The new movie will be co-written by Krysty Wilson-Cairns, who made her feature film screenwriting debut co-writing 1917 with Sam Mendes, which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. Her next project is Last Night In Soho, which she co-wrote with Edgar Wright.