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Taika Waititi perfecting story for Star Wars movie

Taika wants the film to feel like previous editions of the sci-fi franchise.
14 June 2022 4:13PM

Taika Waititi is fine-tuning the story for his 'Star Wars' film.

The 'Thor: Ragnarok' filmmaker has been tasked with helming a new movie in the legendary sci-fi series and explained that he wants to maintain elements of previous movies with his project.

Taika told Screen Rant: "That's yet to be seen. I don't know. I'm still writing. I'm still coming up with the ideas and storytelling and just wanted to make sure that it feels like a 'Star Wars' film."
"Because, I could say, 'Oh yeah, we'll just write any old thing and set in space and then put 'Star Wars' on the front'. But it wouldn't be a 'Star Wars' film without certain elements and a certain treatment, so I've just got to make sure that it stays within that wheelhouse."

The 46-year-old director previously revealed that he has tried to incorporate sincerity into his new movie but wants to keep a sense of irreverence in his work.

The filmmaker has been working on the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) movie 'Thor: Love and Thunder' and also has a voice role in the new Pixar movie 'Lightyear' but he prefers to have a busy schedule.

He said: "It's my comfort zone to have a lot of things on. That chaos is where my best work comes from. Someone said to me, 'You need a break, man'. Yeah, but I feel like I was on a break for 35 years. I'm working now. I don't want to stop."

Source: BangShowbiz