Taika Waititi offered Star Wars movie

Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy has informally offered Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi a job to direct a Star Wars movie.

Nevertheless, adding a Star Wars film to one's resume is somewhat of a holy grail for up-and-coming directors, who has of yet have always been men. Hmm...

Make a list of the five hottest directors in Hollywood right now, and Taika Waititi would nearly certainly be on it. Thor: Ragnarok, his first major blockbuster, was a massive hit at the box office, and he was praised for revitalizing the Thor franchise with a bright, cosmic action-comedy. I think he has exactly the right sensibility.

Speaking to Newshub, Kennedy said: "I would love for him [Waititi] to direct a "Star Wars" movie. Very exciting to see him step into the Marvel universe and do such an unbelievable job with Thor".

Now that the brand manager of the Star Wars franchise herself says he's "exactly right" for it, Waititi may have to reconsider.

Waititi has previously expressed scepticism about making a Star Wars film. Remember how Lucasfilm chose to fire the tag-team because they made Solo: A Star Wars Story too comedic and encouraged the cast to do too much improv?

Kennedy then asked Newshub to "let him know" about their interest.

This statement was made by Waititi soon after the announcement that Colin Trevorrow would not continue to direct Star Wars Episode IX. He had once told Uproxx, "I'm not an idiot. Through its narrow canon, the tone of Star Wars has always been determinedly self-serious". Does Star Wars need Taika Waititi?

If Waititi, whose next project is slated to be a film about Bubbles, Michael Jackson's pet chimpanzee, was to sign on to do a Star Wars film, it wouldn't be his first Disney collaboration.

Taika Waititi became a famous director thanks to him helming Marvel's very entertaining Thor: Ragnarok movie.

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