The director of the upcoming Star Wars movie, Taika Waititi, has shared a disappointing update on the status of his project.
Taika Waititi recently talked to TheWrap. During the interview, the filmmaker explained the current situation in the development process of his feature film starwars. When asked when he would start working on this film in the galactic saga, the director of Thor: Love and Thunder He admitted that it would not be this year. He also explained that he was still working on figuring out what the story would be, at the same time that he puts together the rest of his work.
“I will not start working on it during this year,” Taika Waititi acknowledged about his Star Wars movie. “I’m going to be in New Zealand from August until the end of the year with Our Flag Means Death and Time Bandits. During all that time, I will continue to write the script. I’m still trying to figure out what the story will be.” So it seems that still there is still a long way to go until we start to have more positive news about this mysterious project in our beloved galaxy far, far away.
Everything indicates that the premiere will be delayed to 2024
Taika Waititi also recently chatted with slash-film about what he’s up to with this new Star Wars movie. However, as the filmmaker himself has said, we’re still very, very early in the process, and he hasn’t even completed the script. At the moment, the director is doing a kind of brainstorming to see what works and find the right ideas for the story.
“No,” Taika Waititi denied. “I can’t bring my tone to the Star Wars movie. At the moment, we are at the beginning of development because I haven’t even finished the script. I’m still trying to come up with ideas and mostly I’m at that part of the process where it’s still very open. When I write, I write down all the ideas I’ve had and then I start to carve out a story. But, again, I’m still throwing ideas against the wall.”
Just a few weeks ago, during the celebration of the Star Wars Celebrationthe president of lucasfilm, kathleen kennedyconfirmed that Taika Waititi’s film would be released sometime in late 2023. Considering that the process is still very green and filming would not start until early next year… Those deadlines will most likely not be met. Logic prompts us to think that the film will hit theaters in mid-2024. That means there are still two years left!