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For the next installment in the Star Wars saga , Disney offers the services of an Oscar-winning director and screenwriter. Mickey's house has indeed announced that filmmaker Taika Waititi, recently author of Jojo Rabbit , has been recruited to direct and co-write a new film in the universe created by George Lucas.
Nothing has been revealed about the project, other than that it will be co-written with Krysty Wilson-Cairns, who was recently named to the Oscars for his work on 1917 , by Sam Mendes.
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Guess it wasn't a rumor after all. Psyyyych! # maythe4thbewithyou
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“I guess it wasn't rumors after all. Excited! "Posted the filmmaker on Instagram.
Taika Waititi is not fully debuting in the world of Star Wars , since he has already directed the last episode of The Mandalorian , the spin-off series created for Disney +.
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This new film by the New Zealander partially takes the place of the trilogy abandoned by DB Weiss and David Benioff, the creators of the Game of Thrones series , who chose to retire last October.
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Academy Award winner @TaikaWaititi to direct and co-write a new Star Wars feature film for theatrical release; Academy Award nominee Krysty Wilson-Cairns (@WeWriteAtDawn) to co-write screenplay with Waititi: https://t.co/o3Exz8ndy9 pic.twitter.com/Yrt0LQbi7B
Disney and Lucasfilm have also confirmed that the next Star Wars films will be released in 2022, 2024 and 2026, but also that Leslye Headland, creator of Russian Doll , is working on a new series for Disney +.
In addition to The Mandalorian , which returns at the end of the year for another season (and probably several after that), two other Star Wars series are on the rails, one centered on Obi-Wan Kenobi, the other on Cassian Andor.
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