Taika Waititi Shares His Vision for Upcoming 'Star Wars' Film

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LOS ANGELES - JUL 09: Taika Waititi arrives for Disney's 'The Lion King' World Premiere on July 09, 2019 in Hollywood, CA - Image (DFree /

Director Taika Waititi has finally given fans a preview of what is to come for his Star Wars film.

Sharing his vision for the upcoming movie, Waititi said he is not looking to rush the project and wants to get it right for legacy fans. He said on The Kelly Clarkson Show, Yeah, I’ve been developing that for a few years. But, I think, with any film, but that one in particular, it’s something I’d like to get right, so I don’t want to rush it. It’s just going to bobble along on the side. It’s exciting.” He also told fans, “I want to capture that joy and the entertainment of those early ones. The Empire Strikes Back and The Return of the Jedi. Yeah, so I’m trying to figure that out… It’ll happen!”

In terms of how he will be injecting his signature flair into the film, he playfully told the fans, “It will be…a Taika Waititi film.” He joked, “It’s gonna piss people off.” While he does aim to put his spin on things, he also wants to get the film right, staying true to the LucasFilm franchise. Stay tuned for more information.