Counter to comments from Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy it’s unlikely Waititi’s Star Wars film makes 2023 says the director. Waititi recently spoke to The Wrap about where things stand with his upcoming Star Wars movie, and with his schedule there is no way anything starts shooting this year.
“Not this year,” Waititi said when we asked if he’d begin working on the project soon. He explained: “I’m going to be in New Zealand from August until the end of the year with ‘Our Flag Means Death’ and ‘Time Bandits’ and during that time I will still be writing. I’m still trying to figure out what the story is.”
In a separate interview with /Film, Waititi was asked if he was having to change his tone for Star Wars. However the director explained at this point, he’s still throwing everything at the wall to see what sticks.
“No. No, I’m able to kind of bring my tone. At the moment it’s just very early, because I … still haven’t even finished the script. I’m still trying to come up with ideas and I’m mostly kind of in that part of the process where it’s still very kind of open. And when I write, I kind of write every idea I’ve ever had and then start to kind of chisel it down into something. But I’m still throwing everything at the wall right now.”
One then wonders when Kennedy was quoted as saying 2023 for this next Star Wars movie (link above), did she actually mean, to start filming? That seems a far more likely scenario at this point. I think we can guesstimate that Waititi’s Star Wars movie won’t hit till 2024 at the earliest.
Are you looking forward to seeing what Taika Waititi comes up with for Star Wars? As says the director, its unlikely Waititi’s Star Wars film makes 2023, so did everyone interpret Kennedy’s comments wrong in the related section above? As always, leave any thoughts below in the usual spot. Or, head over to Discord for a proper chat.