Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy said the release date for director Taika Waititi’s unnamed Star Wars film could change.
According to Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, the release date for the unnamed Taika Waititi Star Wars project is subject to change.
While speaking to Total Film Games Radar magazine, Kennedy was asked about reports that Lucasfilm’s next project to be released would be the Star Wars film Waititi, which he confirmed.
Although a release date has yet to be determined, Kennedy also revealed in a recent interview that Waititi’s Star Wars film was actually slated for release before Patty Jenkins’ Rogue Squadron, which was indefinitely postponed to November 2021. Lucasfilm has been on a Star Wars film hiatus since its release. The Rise of Skywalker in 2019, in which Kennedy contributed to the discontinuity of a previous release schedule that saw at least one film hit theaters a year.
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Waititi was appointed to direct an unnamed Star Wars project for Lucasfilm in May 2020 and very little information has been revealed about the project since then, apart from Last Night in Soho writer Krysty Wilson-Cairns who is attached to penning the script. Waititi’s most recent update is in August 2021, which reveals that while he’s working diligently on the project, audiences won’t be expecting it any time soon.
“Still in the ‘EXT. SPACE‘ stage,” Waititi joked at the time. “But we have a story. I’m very happy because it feels very me.” While he couldn’t reveal any major details, Waititi discussed what it would be like to work in the Star Wars universe. “I like to fool the audience into thinking ‘ha here it is’ and then they say, ‘Damn, you made me feel something!'”
Despite the lull in the Star Wars feature story, Lucasfilm has continued to release several series for Disney+, with the most recent release being Obi-Wan Kenobi on May 27. Recently, the release windows for the three upcoming shows — Andor, Ahsoka and The Mandalorian Season 3 — were officially confirmed. Andor will release later this summer, which will be followed by a third season of The Mandalorian in late 2022 or early 2023, and Ahsoka in 2023.