George Lucas’s far, far away galaxy is on the verge of several new beginnings on the big screen and beyond. Here’s a look at all of the different movies and TV shows currently in development.
Taika Waititi will direct a new "Star Wars" movie for theatrical release, which he's co-writing with "1917" scribe Krysty Wilson-Cairns, Disney and Lucasfilm announced on Monday. The studio also confirmed that a new untitled "Star Wars" TV series is in the works at Disney Plus from "Russian Doll" creator Leslye Headland, which Variety reported exclusively last […]
Director Taika Waititi hosted a live screening party on Instagram Live for his film Thor: Ragnarok and he teased that he was going to have a special guest and that guest was….Valkyrie herself Tessa Thompson, who hinted at some details about the sequel Thor: Love and Thunder. She said that there is a script for Thor: […]
Taika Waititi is diving into the world of chocolate streams, Everlasting Gobbstoppers, Oompa-Loompas, and, just, edible everything. Following his Adapted Screenplay Oscar win for Jojo Rabbit, in which he played Hitler as a boy's imaginary friend, the director behind Thor: Ragnarok and its upcoming sequel Thor: Love and Thunder will now write, direct, and executive produce two of Netflix's animated Roald Dahl series. One will be based on the world and characters of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
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Director Taika Waititi, who voiced scene-stealing robot IG-11 in “The Mandalorian” and directed the show’s first season finale, is being eyed to develop a “Star Wars” movie. It is not clear if the project is for streaming platform Disney Plus or for theatrical.IG-11 appeared in three episodes this season. Waititi directed the season finale “Chapter 8: The Reckoning,” in which IG-11 heroically sacrificed and self-detonated himself to enabled the Mandalorian, Baby Yoda, and Cara Dune to escape from Moff Gideon and his forces.It is also unknown if the project if the project is separate from the “Star Wars” project being developed by Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige. Details about that project are not known at this time, but Feige will develop the film alongside Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy.Also Read: 'The Mandalorian': Taika Waititi Thinks Fans Should Petition to Bring Back IG-11“Waititi’s “Jojo Rabbit” was nominated for six Oscars on Monday morning, including Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress, Costume Design, Film Editing, Adapted Screenplay and Production Design.Waititi is currently in production on Fox Searchlight’s “Next Goal Wins” about the underdog American Samoa soccer team and will direct the third installment of the “Thor” franchise with Chris Hemsworth this August.The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.Representatives for Disney and Lucasfilm did not respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.Read original story Taika Waititi Eyed to Develop ‘Star Wars’ Movie At TheWrap
Sam Mendes ("1917") follows his Golden Globe win with a Directors Guild nomination alongside Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino and Taika Waititi.
Christian Bale is in talks to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe and join Chris Hemsworth in “Thor: Love and Thunder,” TheWrap has confirmed.Bale last wore superhero spandex in Christopher Nolan’s ‘The Dark Knight’ trilogy.Taika Waititi will return to write and direct. The filmmaker directed the third film in the installment, “Thor: Ragnarok,” which was written by Eric Pearson, Craig Kyle and Christopher L. Yost. Waititi also portrayed Korg in “Ragnarok” and “Avengers: Endgame.”Also Read: 'Ford v Ferrari' Film Review: Christian Bale and Matt Damon Drive Steady Through Underwritten Le Mans TaleThe plot remains under wraps, but in “Avengers: Endgame,” as the film is wrapping up, one moment of sorely-needed levity after so many gut-punches comes when Thor leaves New Asgard on Earth and hitches a ride to parts unknown with the Guardians of the Galaxy. As they get ready to depart, Thor jokingly refers to the group as the “Asgardians of the Galaxy,” leading to a funny exchange with Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) about who really leads the team. So we know at least where Thor might be when he returns.“Thor: Ragnarok” grossed $854 million at the worldwide box office since its debut in November of 2017, and scored rave reviews from critics, achieving a 93 percent “fresh” score on Rotten Tomatoes, as well as an “A” CinemaScore.A four time Oscar nominee who won a best supporting actor Oscar for 2010’s “The Fighter,” Bale can currently be seen in “Ford v Ferrari.” Bale is repped by WME.“Thor: Love and Thunder” will hit theaters Nov. 2021.Marvel had no comment.Collider first reported the news.“Thor: Love and Thunder” will hit theaters Nov. 2021.Read original story Christian Bale in Talks to Join Marvel’s ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ At TheWrap
The actress opened up to ET about rejoining the MCU to reprise her role in the next 'Thor' film.
Taika Waititi’s "Jojo Rabbit" has won the coveted People's Choice Award at this year's Toronto International Film Festival. The honor positions the film for a potential Oscar run and bolsters its awards chances. That's good news for Fox Searchlight, which must have been disappointed by the lackluster critical reception for the movie, a dark comedy […]
Taika Waititi may be coming to the DC Extended Universe. The filmmaker is in negotiations for a role in Warner Bros.' "The Suicide Squad," the follow-up to 2016's "Suicide Squad." Warner Bros. had no comment. James Gunn is directing the sequel to the 2016 feature based on the DC Comics anti-heroes. Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, […]
The release from Fox Searchlight Pictures is Waititi's first directorial effort since his MCU debut with "Thor: Ragnarok."
Taika Waititi will return to write and direct “Thor 4,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.The filmmaker directed the third film in the installment, “Thor: Ragnarok,” which was written by Eric Pearson, Craig Kyle and Christopher L. Yost. The first two “Thor” films were directed by Kenneth Branagh and Alan Taylor, respectively.Waititi also starred as Korg in “Ragnarok,” which he then reprised in “Avengers: Endgame” this year. His other recent directing credits include “Hunt for the Wilderpeople” and “What We Do in the Shadows.” His upcoming projects include “Jojo Rabbit” and “Akira,” which has been put on hold indefinitely.Also Read: Taika Waititi's Hitler Satire 'Jojo Rabbit' Lands Fall Release Date“Thor: Ragnarok” grossed $854 million at the worldwide box office since its debut in November of 2017, and scored rave reviews from critics, achieving a 93 percent “fresh” score on Rotten Tomatoes, as well as an “A” CinemaScore.Waititi is represented by CAA, Gail Cowan Management, Manage-ment, ID Public Relations and Morris Yorn Barnes Levine Krintzman Rubenstein.Also Read: How Taika Waititi Stuck to 'Star Wars' Tone for 'The Mandalorian': 'Can't Put Too Many Jokes In'Marvel had no comment.The Hollywood Reporter was first to report the news.Read original story Taika Waititi Returning to Direct ‘Thor 4’ At TheWrap
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Warning: Thor: Ragnarok spoilers abound! It was early 2016, and Eric Pearson was practically living at the Frank G. Wells Building on the Disney Studios lot in Burbank, camped out in his office until 2 or 3 o’clock in the morning. The screenwriter, who’d risen through the ranks of the Marvel Writer’s Program, was nearing completion on an early draft of a script for Thor: Ragnarok, the threequel currently thundering all over the worldwide box office.
The VFX mastermind of the new Marvel movie "Thor: Ragnarok" takes us deep inside a pivotal moment in the blockbuster film.
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Thor: Ragnarok is the third standalone adventure featuring Marvel’s Asgardian God of Thunder — and also the third Thor movie (after 2011’s Thor and 2013’s Thor: The Dark World) to feature a gratuitous shot of star Chris Hemsworth sans shirt for an extended scene. “And then [director] Taika Waititi came up to me and was said, ‘Ah, I feel like we got to put it in there. As Hemsworth stated at the top of the interview, he was asked by Thor director Kenneth Branagh to do a “shirt off” scene in the first film, and Hemsworth told MTV in 2013 that Marvel consigliere Joss Whedon suggested they add a similar sequence to Dark World.