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Deadline is reporting that Taika Waititi has been approached about directing a new Star Wars movie.

Disney we hear is looking to keep the three-time Oscar nominated filmmaker and helmer of Thor Ragnarok in the family. We’ve confirmed that the two-time Oscar nominee of Disney sister Searchlight’s Jojo Rabbit has been approached about a Star Wars movie, however, it’s not clear yet if it’s a feature for Disney+ or the big screen. Early talks isn’t even the word yet here. Taika Waititi directed the final episode of season 1’s Star Wars: The Mandalorian, so he’s already put his fingerprints on the storied sci-fi franchise. He also voiced the bounty hunter IG-11 for the Disney+ streaming series.

Waititi is currently directing Next Goal Wins for Searchlight before helming Thor: Love and Thunder – so is fully committed to Disney productions for much of 2020 already.