Taika Waititi to Direct New STAR WARS Movie May 4, 2020 It is official and just in time for May the Fourth. Disney and Lucasfilm have announced that Taika Waititi (‘Jojo Rabbit,’ ‘Thor: Ragnarok’) will be taking the director’s chair for a new cinematic outing of the space-fantasy. In addition to directing, Waititi will also co-write the film, and will be joined by in the writer’s room by Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Krysty Wilson-Cairns (‘1917’). Waititi, who won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ has already worked in the Star Wars universe, directing the season 1 finale of ‘The Mandalorian’ on Disney+, along with lending his voice to the bounty hunter droid IG-11. Disney and Lucasfilm’s press release also revealed that Emmy-nominated writer Leslye Headland (‘Russian Doll,’ ‘Bachelorette’) is developing a new untitled ‘Star Wars’ series for Disney+. Headland will write, executive produce, and serve as showrunner for the series. Release dates for both Waititi’s and Headland’s projects have not yet been announced.