THR states that the project could be the same film Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has been developing - and that its unclear where Waititi and Lucasfilm are in their talks. And, of course, the word "develop" can be quite flexible.
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But Waititi said he definitely would want to take the reins of a Star Wars movie.
Representatives for Disney and Waititi had no comment. He's wrapped production on his next directing project, the soccer film Next Goal Wins with Michael Fassbender and Elisabeth Moss, and he'll appear as an actor in The Suicide Squad for writer-director James Gunn. Waititi is coming off great acclaim from the fan community for directing the final episode of season 1 of The Mandalorian, the live-action Star Wars series on Disney+ that became must-watch TV in part thanks to Baby Yoda.
Should Waititi formally sign on to develop a Star Wars movie, he would be the latest in a parade of top-line creatives who've been tapped to take a journey into the galaxy far, far away.