Whereas “Star Wars” as a franchise does have its moments of humor (some intentional, some not — the Prequels specifically are meme fodder), the general tone of the franchise is critical, even somber. As somebody who’s nice at balancing critical occasions with outrageous humor, Waititi is the perfect candidate to direct a “Star Wars” movie that breaks free from nostalgia trappings to supply one thing solely new (and humorous).
Though Waititi’s “Star Wars” project is subsequent within the pipeline, the script remains to be within the strategy of being written, which means little is thought concerning the story. That is essentially the most creatively ripe stage of the method, though quite a bit also can change throughout filmmaking; Waititi is thought to present his actors loads of artistic freedom, leaving the room for recent potentialities and character nuances.
Now we have already had a glimpse of Waititi’s strategy to helming a “Star Wars” venture, as he directed the season 1 finale of “The Mandalorian.” This explicit episode even received a Primetime Emmy Award and was nicely acquired by critics. Aside from infusing components of humor, the season 1 finale additionally featured a heartrending scene between Din (Pedro Pascal) and IG-11 (Waititi), whereas highlighting the themes of a courageous, shocking rescue, heroic sacrifice, and a decision that promised extra adventures within the close to future. Waititi would possibly take an analogous strategy in his upcoming venture whereas upping the ante by way of his Taika Waititi-isms, which is at all times a welcome factor.
As Waititi’s “Star Wars” venture might be launched additional down the road, you may try “Thor: Love and Thunder” within the meantime. The movie hits theaters on July 8, 2022.