A few months ago, news broke that the Star Wars projects of Kevin Feige and Patty Jenkins were put on hold, while those of Taika Waititi and Damon Lindelof continued to move forward.
A recent update from Deadline shed light on the eagerly-awaited Star Wars film directed by Taika Waititi.
Sources indicate that the director remains “extremely enthusiastic” about the project, with filming set to begin in 2024.
Details about Taika Waititi’s Star Wars project are scarce, but the Oscar-winning filmmaker will direct and co-write the film with Krysty Wilson-Cairns. It is speculated that Waititi’s movie may hit theaters in December 2025. Variety also suggests that he could potentially play a role in the film, akin to his memorable portrayal of an imaginary Adolf Hitler in the Oscar-winning 2019 film “Jojo Rabbit.”
Nonetheless, there is a possibility that the 2025 release slot could be taken by a Star Wars movie directed by either Dave Filoni or James Mangold. However, if production on the movie takes place next year, a late 2025 or early 2026 release date seems about right.