Lucasfilm Wants Taika Waititi To Direct A Star Wars Movie & We're Here For It
Taika Waititi is taking over Hollywood, and there's now a possibility he'll get the chance to direct a Star Wars movie in the near future.
Lucasfilm CEO Kathleen Kennedy recently expressed her love for the NZ director, and informally offered him the opportunity to direct an installment in the franchise.
"I would love for him to direct a Star Wars movie. I do, I agree," she told Newshub.
"I think he has exactly the right sensibility. It was very exciting to see him step into the Marvel universe and do such an amazing job with Thor."
"Let him know," she added.
"Taika Waititi offered Star Wars film"
LET. HIM. DIRECT. WHATEVER. HE WANTS. MY GOD. IN HEAVEN. JUST LET HIM PLAY.
— 🎄Randi Laing🎄 (@BluThunderBomb) December 8, 2017
So, I'm seeing some tweets suggesting there's interest in Taika Waititi doing a Star Wars movie.
1. I'd like to see some confirmation.
2. I'm here for it.
— Caleb Dume (@pfunk1130) December 7, 2017
— Kristen is on Social Media Hiatus #StopPorgAbuse (@ThatNerdGurl_) December 7, 2017
Previously, Taika expressed his doubts about directing a Star Wars movie, when a fan asked him about it on Twitter.
"Lolz. I like to complete my films," he replied, making a dig at Lucasfilm's high turnover of directors.
I'd be fired within a week.
— Taika Waititi (@TaikaWaititi) September 6, 2017
But he did clarify his comments to Uproxx, saying: "I'm not an idiot. Who would actually say no to Star Wars?"
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