Galactic News: Taika Waititi Begins Work on Star Wars Film


Creator and director Taika Waititi shows absolutely no signs of slowing down. With his Flash Gordon transitioning from the animated realm to live action, he is now beginning work on his next film that will take place in space. Ever since the announcement of his Star Wars movie, we've not heard much else from the galaxy far, far away. Well, it looks like he's finally working on the project. In fact, he says they've got a story and are moving on to the next phase of the movie. With his work on Thor: Love and Thunder nearly under wraps, he says his focus is shifting to Star Wars. He has previously worked as a director on The Mandalorian:

"It's still in the 'EXT. SPACE' stage." referring to the script, "But we've got a story. I'm really excited by it because it feels very me", he said when speaking with Wired about the project. 

Waititi also voiced the character of IG-11 in the first season of The Mandalorian on Disney+. When questioned about the amount of films he has in the works he stated, "It's my comfort zone to have a lot of things on." He continued, "The chaos is where my best work comes from".

While he's hard at work on Flash and Star Wars, he's also been long rumored to direct a live action version of Akira which has been in development hell for years. We'll wait and see what he does in the SW universe and are hopeful to see what he does with Flash.