Today on Star Wars Day, StarWars.com announces that a new Star Wars movie and series are in development at Lucasfilm.
Taika Waititi, who recently won an Academy Award for Jojo Rabbit and also directed the last episode of the first season of The Mandalorian, will write and direct the new Star Wars film. He will be supported in writing by Krysty Wilson-Cairns, who recently won a BAFTA Award for 1917.
A New Star Wars series for Disney+
Even though The Clone Wars came to an end, a new Star Wars series has already been announced today. Leslye Headland (Russian Doll, Bachelorette) will act as the writer, director and showrunner for an untitled Star Wars series for Disney+. Apart from the fact that Headland will be responsible for the series, no other details have been announced. According to rumors, it will be a series with a female-led cast.
No release dates have been announced. It seems plausible that Waititi’s Star Wars film will be released in 2022 or 2024, as Star Wars films are still scheduled to come out in 2022, 2024 (and 2026). However, Waititi will need to wrap up his work on the upcoming Marvel film Thor 4: Love and Thunder first.