Great news on Star Wars Day as Oscar winner Taika Waititi, the director behind the awesome Thor: Ragnarok and What We Do In The Shadows and the actor behind IG-11 as well as helming the finale episode of The Mandalorian is directing and co-writing a future Star Wars big screen release.

With three dates in the diary, there’s no idea which slot he and his co-writer, Oscar nominee Krysty Wilson-Cairns will be taking, but whatever the date it’s sure to be an exhilarating ride into the GFFA.

Academy Award® winner Taika Waititi, who recently won Best Adapted Screenplay for Jojo Rabbit and directed the widely-acclaimed first season finale episode of The Mandalorian on Disney+, will direct and co-write a new Star Wars feature film for theatrical release.

Joining Waititi on the screenplay will be Academy Award® nominee Krysty Wilson-Cairns (1917, Last Night in Soho), who received a BAFTA Award for Outstanding British Film of the Year on the three-time Oscar-winning film, 1917.

Also announced on is confirmation that Russian Doll creator Leslye Headland is developing a new untitled Star Wars series for Disney Plus.

Emmy®-nominated writer Leslye Headland (Russian Doll, Bachelorette) is currently developing a new untitled Star Wars series for Disney+. Headland will write, executive produce, and serve as showrunner for the series.

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