A New Star Wars Feature Film Announced with Taika Waititi at the Helm

A new Disney+ series is also in the works.

Taika Waititi
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Cleverly announced today on May the 4th—otherwise known as Star Wars Day—a brand new feature film in the popular Star Wars science fiction franchise is being developed for theatrical release. 

Representatives from Lucasfilm came forward with the announcement that several heavy-hitters would be involved with the project behind the scenes. 

Taika Waititi—who recently won an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for Jojo Rabbit, and is otherwise well-known for his direction of Thor: Ragnarok and the first season finale of The Mandalorian—is slated to direct and co-write the film. 

Writing at his side will be Krysty Wilson-Cairns, who won a BAFTA award for Outstanding British Film of the Year with 1917.

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Currently, no cast, release date, or plot of this new project is available. 

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However, Star Wars fans may be glad to hear that a new and equally mysterious Disney+ series with Emmy-nominated writer Leslye Headland in the showrunner seat has also been added to the upcoming franchise lineup. Stay tuned for more information on these exciting new projects — and May the fourth be with you!

Featured image via Wikimedia Commons.

[via StarWars.com]