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Kathleen Kennedy Would Like Taika Waititi To Direct A Star Wars Movie

Kathleen Kennedy Would Like Taika Waititi To Direct A Star Wars Movie

The 64-year-old film producer took over from George Lucas as the President of Lucasfilm back in 2012 and became "Star Wars" brand manager after The Walt Disney Company bought Lucasfilm.

During an interview, Kathleen Kennedy said the Kiwi director "has exactly the right sensibility".

Speaking with New Zealand's NewsHub while promoting Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Kennedy assured the publication that she's a huge fan of Waititi's work on Thor, and would love to have him cross Disney franchises to come aboard Lucasfilm.

Waititi however has said in the past he might not want to direct a Star Wars movie in the near future because he's anxious he won't have as much creative freedom.

I would love for him to direct a Star Wars movie.

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Since the boss herself has offered a job to direct the Star Wars movie, Taika Waititi might want to reconsider.

She told Newshub he'd be ideal after enjoying his "amazing" work with Thor: Ragnarok. It was very exciting to see him step into the Marvel universe and do such an wonderful job with Thor. "Of course, I didn't send that idea very seriously, it's more that in light of all the things that were happening over the last couple of months, it would make me a little nervous", Waititi told Uproxx. "I like to complete my films", referencing the franchise's high turnover of directors. "I'm not an idiot". Not only has Thor: Ragnarok raked in stellar reviews and a box office gross of $819 million in under five weeks, but it seems like Lucasfilm would love to offer the filmmaker a place in the Star Wars franchise.

This statement was made by Waititi soon after the announcement that Colin Trevorrow would not continue to direct Star Wars Episode IX.

Kiwi director Taika Waititi has a unique style - could it fit Star Wars? The entertainment colossus also owns Marvel Studios, who made Thor: Ragnarok, and Moana, which Waititi was involved in the early stages of writing.


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