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Star Wars Recruits Thor: Ragnarok's Taika Waititi for New Film

Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi will direct and co-write a new Star Wars film.

StarWars.com announced the news on May the 4, while also announcing a new Star Wars television show is heading to Disney+ by writer Leslye Headland (Russian Doll).

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Reports of Waititi being approached to helm a Star Wars movie first popped up in January. The Ragnarok and Jojo Rabbit director also helmed the Season 1 finale of Disney+’s breakout series, The Mandalorian, which has already been renewed for a Season 2. The Star Wars original Disney+ series is reportedly already working on Season 3.

Working with Waititi on the screenplay for his Star Wars film is Krysty Wilson-Cairns (1917, Last Night in Soho). She received a BAFTA Award for Outstanding British Film of the Year for 1917.

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Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi has been confirmed to direct and co-write a new Star Wars feature film.

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