Taika Waititi Admits His ‘Star Wars’ Movie Might Not Happen At All

What is with Lucasfilm announcing Star Wars projects that don’t seem to even be a real thing? They had the Game of Thrones creators and Rian Johnson all lined up to direct movies that hadn’t been planned out at all. It was like the announcement was all that mattered, not having an actual story to tell. Shocker: neither project actually happened. Two years ago, Thor: Love and Thunder director Taika Waititi was revealed to have his own Star Wars movie in the works, but the circumstances were the same. And surprise surprise, Waititi is now getting his fans prepared for the chance it might not happen, either.

Speaking with Rolling Stone, Waititi seemed pretty okay with the thought of his Star Wars movie not getting off the ground.

“Might happen to me,” Waititi said. “And I think Taika [of] 10 years ago would be so panicked and nervous at the prospect of that. But if it’s not right, it’s not right. If it’s not ready, it’s not ready. [With] Star Wars, I don’t want to rush. It’s something I wouldn’t want to just leap into and not feel that it’s unique, it’s my film, and it makes sense. Because that would be a disaster. I’m writing at the moment. So I’m gonna do my best to come up with an idea that everyone loves.”

That Waititi wants to make sure he makes a Star Wars movie in his own voice is commendable. No filmmaker should compromise themselves just to get a film made, even Star Wars.  But he admits that there isn’t even an idea yet. So what the fuck was Lucasfilm announcing then? Why has this become such a common problem for them? It’s like after the failure of Solo they are scrambling for good headlines. Somebody let Kathleen Kennedy know that Star Wars fans are incredibly forgiving, okay?

Travis Hopson
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