We have no idea what’s happening

Taika smiles looking into a camera.

Taika Waititi on the set of Thor: Love and Thunder.
picture: Marvel Studios

Flashback to May 4th, 2020. That was the day the official war of stars Website announced recent Oscar winner Taika Waititi would be making one war of stars Film he would co-direct and write with Oscar nominee Krysty Wilson-Cairns. A few months later, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy reaffirmed Waititi’s project, calling it a “fresh, unique and unexpected” Film in the franchise and revealed a silly looking purple logo.

Well, from all of that, you would expect Waititi to have had a general idea of ​​what the film would be about. Maybe not a full script, but a pitch, an outline, an idea. Something that would make Kennedy tell people who own Disney stock that it’s “fresh, unique, and unexpected.” And yet, the only thing that has been unexpected over the past few months is the fact that Waititi has made it sound like he has no idea at all.

in the a new interview with Rolling Stonethe director of these weeks Thor: Love and Thunder was asked about the trend war of stars Projects were abandoned and the response was interesting. “Could happen to me,” exclaimed Waititi. “And I think Taika [of] 10 years ago I would have been so panicked and nervous at this prospect. But if it’s not right, it’s not right. If it’s not ready, it’s not ready. [With] war of stars, I don’t want to rush anything. It’s something I don’t want to just jump into and feel like it’s unique, it’s my film, and it makes sense. Because that would be a disaster. I’m writing at the moment. So I’ll do my best to come up with an idea that everyone loves.”

So wait, there is no idea? Do you see where the confusion is? It gets even weirder if you recall that a few weeks ago Waititi similarly hedged his bets, stating that he wanted to do something new with the franchise but wasn’t quite sure what it would be. “Look, I think for them war of stars If the universe is to expand, it must expand.” he told Total Film. “I don’t think I’m of any use in this matter war of stars universe to make a movie where everyone’s like, ‘Oh great, well, these are the blueprints for them Millennium Falcon‘ah, that’s Chewbacca’s grandmother.’ It all stands on its own, which is great, although I’d love to take something new and create some new characters and just expand the world, otherwise it feels like a very small story.”

Rolling Stone mentioned this quote to Waititi and indicated that he really wanted to move away from it war of stars Tropes, maybe the movie doesn’t even have to be “Star Wars.” Waititi agreed. “You know what? Whoever said that is probably right,” he said. “Now that I think about it. When you said that, I thought, ‘Yeah, if you take all that away war of stars stuff, it’s not war of stars.’ So I’m retracting my thing I said a few weeks ago!”

So what is the truth? Does Waititi have an idea or is he formulating another one? Is it possible that an idea was established two years ago, but has since been revised for some reason? Are these quotes just Waititi’s way of throwing us off track? Is it possible that this project will go the way of the Rian Johnson trilogy, Colin Trevorrow’s Episode 9 or Phil Lord’s and Chris Miller’s solo? There’s a lot to think about and unfortunately Lucasfilm couldn’t give us any comment on that. Apparently for now we just have to wait and see if and when we get a real update. Maybe we’re just being fooled.


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