Star Wars: Before Thor 4, Taika Waititi finally gives news of his movie

while his Thor: love and thunder is about to hit theaters in a few weeks, Taika Waititi finally gives some news about his movie Star Wars.

Quickly becoming an essential part of the Hollywood scene, New Zealand filmmaker Taika Waititi, since the success of his flamboyant Vampires in privacy in 2014, he was entrusted with the management of several projects related to little known franchiseslike directing the latest installments of Thor’s solo adventures at Marvel, or even the next ones Star Wars.

A long-awaited and sibylline film for this new Lucasfilm production, which for a time moved away from the dark rooms in favor of stories transferred to the small screen through the Disney + platform. After the very successful the mandalorianmuch worse boba fett bookand the most recent (and very average) Obi Wan Kenobiso it was about time that the famous space opera of go back to the movies.

A new Star Wars all in serenity?

A first project directed by Patty Jenkins, subtitled rogue squad was going to mark the great return of this new work of the franchise to theaters from December 2023. However, after some creative disputes between the director of wonder woman 1984 and LucasFilm executives, the release of the footage was removed from Mickey’s schedule and pushed back to a date that is currently unknown. As a result, company president Kathleen Kennedy said in an interview with total film last May that the film directed by Taika Waititi, which for the moment remains untitled, therefore, you must take advantage of this new place in the calendar to invest the rooms themselves.

In full promotion of buzz the lightningin which the filmmaker doubles the character of Mo Morrison, Waititi later took the opportunity to communicate some news from his Star Wars to rant on screennoting in passing how much this new project would be different from the other works in the franchise:

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“That remains to be seen. I don’t know, I’m always writing, I have new ideas, new story arcs and I have to make sure it’s a Star Wars movie. Because I could very well say “Hey, what if we wrote something small, pasted it in space and titled it Star Wars,” but that wouldn’t be a Star Wars movie, not without certain key elements, certain treatments. So I have to ensure that it stays within a certain framework. »

Statements that are generally very nebulous and yet seem to guarantee that the footage is working well. the whimsical and colorful paw of the filmmaker. If Lucasfilm is well known in the movie world for excessively micromanaging the filmmakers at the helm of their productions, it may well be that Waititi and his artistic signature escape, if not entirely, at least on some scale, in this way. of management framed too tight.

Thor: Love and Thunder: Photo, Chris Hemsworth

Taika vs. Lucasfilm

In fact, if the stage remains just one very embryonic stagethis new film, however, should happily benefit from the elements that have made the filmmaker’s previous films successful, which should, we hope, achieve awakens a franchise that has become lethargic over time.

However, it is difficult to say anything at this still early stage of production. Ideally, LucasFilm will participate in the next convention. D23 to be held by Disney next September, the latter can be used to communicate more information about the footage. Until then, Taika Waititi’s new movie for the MCU, Thor: love and thunderwill take over theaters starting July 13.


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