Taika Waititi’s Star Wars Movie Will Expand The Universe


Taika Waititi has revealed that his upcoming Star Wars movie is going to, as he put it, “expand the universe”, which I love the sound of!

He revealed this during an interview with Total Film magazine (via GamesRadar), and I think this sounds like the Star Wars movie we’ve all been waiting for.

Here’s what Taika had to say about his upcoming Star Wars flick:

Look, I think for the Star Wars universe to expand, it has to expand. I don’t think that I’m any use in the Star Wars universe making a film where everyone’s like, ‘Oh great, well that’s the blueprints to the Millennium Falcon, ah that’s Chewbacca’s grandmother.’ That all stands alone, that’s great, though I would like to take something new and create some new characters and just expand the world, otherwise it feels like it’s a very small story.

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This all comes after Lucasfilm’s President, Kathleen Kennedy teased that Waititi’s Star Wars film should be coming out in 2023.

If the movie’s really coming out next year, then it should mean that Waititi will start production on it sometime this year.

He’s just getting ready to release his Marvel Cinematic Universe movie, Thor: Love And Thunder! He’s a very, very busy man these days.

When I first heard that he’d be making a Star Wars movie, I couldn’t quite believe it!

Taika is one of my all-time favourite directors and I think he’s exactly the type of person the Star Wars universe needs right now.

I think his movie might be the movie we’ve all been waiting for.

The Star Wars universe is in desperate need of some new ideas and it needs to be expanded!

What do you make of this news?

Are you looking forward to watching Taika Waititi’s very own Star Wars film?

Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.


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