Discussion in 'Movies and Television' started by Rodimus74, May 4, 2020.
Taika Waititi to Direct New 'Star Wars' Film
I’m excited but worried. Solo sounded good on paper with Lord Miller and it turned to junk. I just want Lucasfilm to sit back and let Waititi do his thing. He might have less issues due to his Mando episode.
Taika Waititi may have shot up in popularity, but not everything he touches turns to gold.
I mean, the one episode of Mandalorian he directed was the worst one of the series, so from his Star Wars credentials alone I'm skeptical.
The co writer doesn't fill me with hope. She's known to have many agendas she wants to push. (Plus she used to be the personal assistant of a now infamous person)
Seems like more of the same type of storytelling that has run Star Wars into the ground.
I've gone from skeptical to concerned.
I don't know if I ready for another Sequel. But I'll take a prequel anytime.
She's one of Kathleen Kennedy's "the force is female" friends
Plus she used to be the personal assistant of Harvey Weinstein, with another trial coming up well it may lead to publicity Disney doesn't want.
This is rumored to be a power play by Kennedy before her contract is up next year.
I'm worried this is gonna be a Les Moonves type move. He made a hard to break multi year contract with Kurtzman for Star Trek before he was forced out of CBS. Which has led to the current state of Trek. She has been given her own Disney+ series she's supposed to write and produce. Rumor has it the Bobs are pissed.
I’m sure it’ll be decent at the worst. I thought his episode of Mandalorian was solid if a bit rushed.
I hope this will be fun and enjoyable. Waititi is the space adventure guy with him hired for Thor 3 and Flash Gordon, so this sounds encouraging to me.
The fact that Waititi said yes to this at all means he has vastly overestimated his 'nerd culture' popularity thanks to one successful Marvel movie and one successful episode of a SW spin-off TV show, and vastly underestimated the venomous pit he's about to be neck deep in called the Star Wars fandom.
This will most certainly backfire... as they all do now. I mean, after the sequel trilogy drama and the one-off solo movies, I'm surprised ANY director would say yes to helming a SW movie at this point.
I enjoyed Jojo Rabbit.
I was actually expecting the news to be Favreau doing a movie, but this works too.
I like most of Taika Waititi's films and I think Krysty Wilson-Cairns is a writer to be excited about with 1917 and Last Night in Soho being films she has credits on.
Just a general note for a lot of the discourse here, a lot of people are mixing up Krysty Wilson-Cairns and Leslye Headland. Headland was the personal assistant to Weinstein earlier in her career, not Krysty Wilson-Cairns. I know it is a nitpicky thing but it is an important distinction that no one really seemed interested in correcting. Krysty Wilson-Cairns has not made many statements on female empowerment outside of the fact that she was able to write an Oscar nominated war movie as a young woman. Leslye Headland has been the one more known for making comments about how there needs to be more roles for women in the media in general.
With all that said, I am not sure how I feel about either projects with how 50/50 Star Wars has been over the past few years. I think Waititi and Wilson-Cairns are both good writers so I have faith that maybe this project will turn out well. I also like Headland's work on Russian Doll, so I am not too nervous about the show. Lucasfilm definitely got some talented writers to jump onto the Star Wars ship.
Your right I confused the two, so I'll give her a chance. But I still worry about agenda, there is just too much of it being forced into high profile shows lately. It's been destroying shows I used to like. It's leading to me having my own biases, and I don't like that. I miss the days when I could just watch something and escape my crappy life. Seems like every show lately has an agenda or a political bias. I used to be able to watch Scifi and not worry about that.
I liked Ragnarock.
But it's Star Wars so I'm somewhere between "So?" and "So what?"
Lack of excitement makes it easier to wait and see.
I’m down for this, I’ve liked everything Taika has done so I’m happy to see him attached to something new.
I hope this does relate specifically to a new setting or at least new characters so we can do this without baggage.
Definitely agree with that.
Thank you for reaching out and clarifying!
I feel the same way.
Personally I'm no longer a Star Wars fan since I like Star Wars, so I'll definitely be checking this out.
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