Galactic News: Taika Waititi Denies Speculation That He's Directing A Star Wars Film

It was just a few weeks back that the Star Wars fandom was stoked by the idea of Taika Waititi taking over as director on an upcoming feature film. Many speculated that he would be an amazing choice to take over for one of the many projects that are supposedly in development. After all, his work on The Mandalorian was phenomenal. The news spread quickly that the guy behind Thor:Ragnarok and JoJo Rabbit would be one of the many super creative leads spearheading the future of our favorite franchise. Well, yesterday during the Oscar celebratory events, Waititi was quite short when questioned about his potential venture into the galaxy far, far away. At the Oscars luncheon with ET, the director responded short and sweet with:

“Listen, what does ‘approached’ even mean? I’ve seen Star Wars, that’s about as far as it got.”

Perhaps he just hasn't gotten that far in their discussions or maybe he was wrapped up the moment. But it appears that maybe we won't be getting a Taika movie after all. It could be a great departure after the end of the Skywalker saga. Hopefully, in time we see him decide to work with Kathleen Kennedy on a project, but for now it seems that the Waititi Star Wars may be off the table.