Taika Waititi "Informally" Offered A Star Wars Movie by Lucasfilm President

Postado Dezembro 07, 2017

Waititi however has said in the past he might not want to direct a Star Wars movie in the near future because he's anxious he won't have as much creative freedom.

Whilst promoting the eighth installment of the hit sci-fi franchise "The Last Jedi", Kennedy revealed she would love to see the "Thor: Ragnarok" filmmaker take on one of the sci-fi movies. I think he has exactly the right sensibility.

Speaking to Newshub, Kennedy said: "I would love for him [Waititi] to direct a "Star Wars" movie".

The Thor Ragnarok and Hunt for the Wilderpeople director Waititi has previously expressed doubt that he'd be the right fit for the Star Wars franchise, telling the New York Times: "There's not much room [in the franchise] for someone like me".

Now that the brand manager of the Star Wars franchise herself says he's "exactly right" for it, Waititi may have to reconsider. It was very exciting to see him step into the Marvel universe and do such an unbelievable job with Thor.

Kennedy made sure to joke to the host that she "let him know" about Kennedy's interest in his abilities. "Of course, I didn't send that idea very seriously, it's more that in light of all the things that were happening over the last couple of months, it would make me a little nervous", Waititi told Uproxx. When a fan on Twitter asked him if he'd like to do a film in the series he said: "Lolz". The New Zealand born director could now add Star Wars to the list if an official deal is made. Meanwhile at Marvel, the latest director to venture into the Marvel Cinematic Universe was Taika Waititi.

If Waititi, whose next project is slated to be a film about Bubbles, Michael Jackson's pet chimpanzee, was to sign on to do a Star Wars film, it wouldn't be his first Disney collaboration.