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He’s very much the man of the moment, Oscar winner for Jojo Rabbit, a key part of the Marvel jigsaw who made Thor infinitely cool and a director and performer on The Mandalorian as IG-11, but with rumours swirling about the director of the next Star Wars live action film, will Taika Waititi be a factor in that discussion?

Variety: Just by working on “The Mandalorian,” you’ve landed squarely in the future of “Star Wars” conversation. Where does that stand now?

TW: I wish there was a better story, I’ll put it that way. Are there discussions about the “Star Wars” film? Like, yeah, I discussed with my friends in 1996 how cool “Star Wars” was. That’s what they’re going off.

Variety: Really, there’s nothing happening?

TW: I think people see me hanging out with people, especially with “Star Wars,” and think I’m having some big discussions about it. I would f—ing love to.

Variety: You would want to do a “Star Wars” movie.

TW: If it was right. I would want to do any kind of movie if it made sense, and if it felt not like career suicide.

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