In less than a month will be released Thor: Love and Thunder, eagerly awaited by fans of the MCU. But his director, Taika Waititi, already has its sights set on the future: he recently talked about his future film Star Wars, which should act as a real renewal for the saga.
Star Wars, an exhausting saga
Except RogueOne and some series like The Mandalorian, the reputation of Star Wars has taken a big hit since Disney bought the license many years ago now. The postlogy was notably destroyed by millions of fans disappointed with the turn taken by the saga, with a scenario that is sometimes pointless and seems to want to create sometimes confused links with the original saga (the origins of Rey…).
Director Taika Waititi, who will make his first feature film in the universe Star Wars, want to get away from it all, like what Kathleen Kennedy had indicated a short time ago. If we know for the moment almost nothing about this project which will have to find its place in the busy schedule of Disney and Lucasfilm, one thing is certain: lhe director wants to distance himself from everything that has been done so far in order to expand the universe and offer freshness, a story and characters who will know how to emancipate themselves from their heritage.
I am thinking of the expansion of the Star Wars universe, which must expand. I don’t think I will do anything in the Star Wars universe by making a movie where everyone is like, “Oh great, these are the plans for the Millennium Falcon”; “Ah, that’s Chewbacca’s grandmother”. Everything hangs together, it’s great, but I would like to go for something new and create new characters and just expand the world, otherwise it feels like a very short story. Taika Waititi (via Total Movie)
A desire for emancipation that has its limits
Now that we have focused on Taika Waititi’s desire to move away from the rest of the saga, let’s remember that a few days ago, the director had indicated thathe wished all the same to remain faithful to the spirit Star Wars.
I do not know. I’m still writing [le film]. I’m always coming up with ideas and thinking about how to tell them, and I just want to make sure it looks like a Star Wars movie. Because I could say, “We’re just going to write whatever and put it in space and then put ‘Star Wars’ up there.” But it wouldn’t be a Star Wars movie without certain elements and treatment, so I just have to make sure it stays within a certain framework. Taika Waititi (via Screen Rant)
After reading Taika Waititi’s two statements one after the other, we don’t really know what to think of the Star Wars feature film he is going to direct. How to set up completely new characters, stories, etc., while remaining faithful to the basic universe? We don’t have the answer, but we hope that Taika Waititi will skillfully make the difference!