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Taika Waititi to direct upcoming 'Star Wars' film

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(LOS ANGELES) — This Star Wars Day “will be a day long remembered” for fans.  It’s the day news broke that fan-favorite director Taika Waititi has been officially tapped to direct a feature film in George Lucas’ galaxy far, far away.

Waititi’s name had been bandied about as a Star Wars film director for some time, but Lucasfilm sources remained tight-lipped.  H Krysty Wilson-Cairns, who wrote the script to the Oscar-winning war drama 1917.

No word when the New Zealander’s Star Wars film may debut, but Marvel Studio’s Thor: Love and Thunder — his follow-up to Thor: Ragnarok, which he also directed — hits theaters in November of 2021.

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