Taika Waititi gives an update on his mysterious Star Wars movie, and it bodes well for the future of the franchise; Lucasfilm has learned a lesson.
- Taika Waititi is taking his time with his upcoming Star Wars movie and doesn’t want to rush the process.
- Lucasfilm has learned from past mistakes of rushing Star Wars projects and is now giving Waititi ample time to work on his film.
- The fact that Lucasfilm didn’t provide initial updates on Waititi’s project suggests that they are committed to avoiding rushing things in the future.
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Taika Waititi has provided an update on his upcoming Star Wars movie, insisting he’s not rushing it. Lucasfilm announced three upcoming Star Wars movies at Star Wars Celebration 2023, but surprisingly they didn’t give an initial update on Taika Waititi’s mysterious project. Since then, though, Lucasfilm boss Kathleen Kennedy has confirmed Waititi is still working on the script, although naturally progress was disrupted by the recent writers’ strikes.
Speaking to ETOnline, Waititi has reassured viewers his movie is still in the works – at least right now. “At the moment, I’m still developing something with them,” he confirmed. “Like me, they have a lot of projects going on. I think they’re gonna push it until I finish these other projects. I’ve got about four other scripts that I’m trying to finish. My thing is I want to take my time with that and get it right. I don’t want to rush this movie.” It’s worth noting that Waititi doesn’t seem overly confident, because his comment seems to hint things can change. Still, for now, Lucasfilm is clearly allowing him to continue working at his own pace.
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Star Wars Has Learned Not To Rush Things
Star Wars has learned from its mistakes
When Disney acquired Lucasfilm back in 2012, the House of Mouse made the mistake of rushing on with Star Wars movies. This meant some ideas were greenlit that didn’t really have a solid foundation; Solo: A Star Wars Story was based on a single scene, for example, one that simply didn’t resonate with viewers. Meanwhile, the Star Wars sequel trilogy seemed to be rushed through at pace, and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker was heavily criticized in part as a result.
Lucasfilm has clearly learned from this mistake; Waititi is being given plenty of time to continue working on his mysterious Star Wars movie. More importantly, though, this has clear implications for the projects the studio did feel comfortable announcing; it perhaps implies some of them, such as Rey’s New Jedi Order movie, are further on in preproduction than had previously been believed. Even then, though, it’s notable that Lucasfilm refused to assign these definite dates; it suggests Star Wars really is committed to avoiding rushing things now.