The next Star Wars movie is causing a lot of discussion. Many projects are underway, and one of them, following a statement from its director, has particularly attracted attention. Explanations.
Taika Waititi, known for his unique approach and sense of humor in directing, recently commented on his upcoming Star Wars film. A highly anticipated project given the very particular universe of the director and the importance of the franchise.
Waititi’s Star Wars movie
Thus, at the premiere of his film “Next Goal Wins”, and asked by Variety on the red carpet about his project on the Star Wars franchise, Waititi, also director of Thor: Love and Thunder, responded with a tip of humor: “It will be… *dramatic pause*… a Taika Waititi film.” He added with a laugh that he expects the film to “piss off” people.
His commentary on his Star Wars film suggests that he could bring a personal and perhaps unconventional twist to the franchise’s well-established universe, which, while potentially controversial, could also offer a refreshing and innovative perspective. Especially with Disney’s problems.
What projects are underway?
There are ultimately quite a few film projects on the Star Wars side. Here’s a big summary of what to expect.
- Film by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy : set 15 years after The Rise of Skywalker, this film will focus on the return of the Jedi Order.
- A ffilm by James Mangold : this film will explore the origins of the Jedi Order, 25,000 years before “A New Hope”.
- Film by Dave Filoni : This film will conclude the stories of The Mandalorian era, focusing on the New Republic’s war against a resurrected Imperial remnant.
- Lando Calrissian movie : a film centered on a young Lando Calrissian, with Donald Glover in the main role.
- Rogue Squadron :uA film about a group of pilots, originally planned for 2023 but delayed indefinitely.
- Star Wars movie by Taika Waititi : A film exploring new characters in the galaxy, far from the Skywalker family.
- Rian Johnson’s Star Wars Trilogy : A trilogy directed by Rian Johnson, currently on hiatus due to his commitments with Netflix.
- Three untitled Star Wars films (scheduled for release in May 2026, December 2026 and December 2027) : These films could be one of those announced by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, James Mangold or Dave Filoni.