Taika Waititi is right in the middle of awards season right now for the outstanding ‘Jojo Rabbit‘ film. If you haven’t watched it yet, I suggest you change that.
And while ‘Jojo Rabbit’ is a bit of an indie darling, Waititi has big plans for his next project. According to multiple sources, the filmmaker is in early talks to develop a new Star Wars film.
There are no further details about how far those negotiations are with Waititi, nor what his involvement might ultimately be. But hot off of six Oscar nominations for ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Waititi is one of the most in-demand filmmakers in the industry, and Star Wars’ is ‘Star Wars,’ so there we are.
Waititi addressed the rumors on his Twitter account by posting the album cover to Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours.
For what it’s worth, Waititi did direct the season finale of ‘The Mandalorian‘ for Disney Plus. So yeah, he’s already in the Lucasfilm world.