Taika Waititi’s Star Wars Film: No Rush to Completion

# Taika Waititi’s Approach to His Star Wars Film: Quality Over Speed

## Prioritizing Passion Projects Over Hasty Releases

Director Taika Waititi, known for films like “Thor: Ragnarok,” has indicated that his highly anticipated Star Wars movie won’t be rushed. With a commitment to quality, Waititi has shared that the release of his entry into the iconic sci-fi franchise may not happen until after he completes four other ongoing projects.

## A Collaborative Effort With Lucasfilm

While discussing the future of his Star Wars film with Entertainment Tonight, Waititi emphasized that both he and Lucasfilm have numerous projects in the works. Despite the buzz surrounding the collaboration, Waititi asserts, “At the moment I’m still developing something with them. Like me, they have many projects underway. I think they’re going to keep going until I finish these other projects. I have four other scripts I’m trying to finish. My thing is, I want to take my time with it and do it well. I don’t want to rush this movie.”

## The Upcoming Schedule

Currently, Waititi’s focus is on adapting “Klara and the Sun” by Kazuo Ishiguro, hinting that this could be his next film. Additionally, he has suggested that his involvement with another Thor movie is unlikely, given his expansive six to seven-year timeline for ongoing projects. As such, it could be inferred that his Star Wars film may not grace cinemas until approximately 2030.

## Fans Left Wondering

The lack of updates since the film’s announcement in May 2020 has left Star Wars enthusiasts eager for progress reports. Mentioned in the same breath as the long-awaited Rian Johnson’s Star Wars film trilogy, Waititi’s project also finds itself somewhat shrouded in mystery. Waititi’s recent comments confirm that the film is still under development as of April 2023, but acknowledges that an intermediate point was missing in June 2023.

## The Star Wars Slate

Meanwhile, the Star Wars movie-planning board is packed with anticipated releases. Announced at Star Wars Celebration 2023 were three key movies with neither release dates nor confirmed titles. One project, led by Dave Filoni, is expected to follow narratives that began in the Star Wars TV shows “The Mandalorian” and “Ahsoka.” Another initiative by James Mangold may explore the origin of The Force. Lastly, Daisy Ridley is poised to reprise her role as Rey Skywalker in a film set 15 years after “Star Wars: Episode 9 – The Rise of Skywalker,” directed by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy.

## In Waititi’s Own Words

Taika Waititi’s stance on not rushing his Star Wars film echoes a sentiment of dedication to getting it right. As an accomplished filmmaker, Waititi’s focus on quality storytelling and his passion for the projects at hand suggest a promising addition to the Star Wars universe, whenever it may arrive. Fans may need to be patient, but if Waititi’s track record is anything to go by, the wait could very well be worth it.

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