Taika Waititi is a very special guy. His proposals are liked or disliked, but they do not leave anyone indifferent. He is writing the script for a Star Wars movie that he will direct.and possibly will also play a secondary character, as he likes to do.
Waititi knows that his films cause controversy, something he encourages. Therefore, after being asked about his Star Wars movie in an interview in Varietydoesn’t hesitate to say: “My Star Wars movie will be… dramatic pause… a Taika Waititi movie. It’s going to piss off a lot of people.”
Born in New Zealand, and of Maori descent, his real name is Taika David Cohen. After beginning his multifaceted career in his native country, he soon made the leap to Hollywood.
Taika Waititi’s Star Wars movie
This director, screenwriter and actor is known, mainly, for direct two Marvel movies: Thor: Ragnarokand Thor: Love and Thunder. He also plays the character Korg in the Marvel universe.
But his greatest success is jojo rabbita film that earned him two Oscar nominations, winning Best Adapted Screenplay. It is currently about to be released Next Goal Winsa film about the Samoan soccer team, which debuted in an official match losing 31 to 0.
Taika Waititi has experience, and recognition, as a director and screenwriter. So it seems like a wise decision to choose him to create a Star Wars movie.
But at the same time His sense of humor, creativity and rebellion are very peculiar, and that has put Star Wars “purists” on alert..
That Taika Waititi himself has recognized that his Star Wars proposal “is going to piss off a lot of people”, makes it clear that he does not accept pressure. But he still has to make “the cut” from Disney.
The production company has already canceled several Star Wars films with the script finalized, so Waititi’s vision for Star Wars is not yet official. At least, publicly. Maybe he has already received the green light, and that is why he is so confident…