Taika Waititi On If He’d Direct A Star Wars Movie After ‘The Mandalorian’

Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi talked about whether or not he would want to direct a Star Wars movie after The Mandalorian.

2019 was one heck of a year for Taika Waititi. His latest film, Jojo Rabbit just earned him two Oscar nominations for Best Screenplay and Best Picture. In addition, he also lent his talents to the new Disney+ Star Wars series The Mandalorian having directed the season finale as well as lending his voice to the bounty hunter droid IG-11. But it appears that Taika Waititi isn’t done with the Star Wars universe after The Mandalorian.

While speaking with Variety, Taika Waititi was directly asked if having directed an episode of The Mandalorian meant that he would direct a full Star Wars film someday:

“Oh, I don’t know anything about that, but ‘Mandalorian’ was my chance to work with some stormtroopers.”

He was then asked if he wanted to direct a full Star Wars movie:

“Yes. Obviously I would, but I’m going to just settle for IG-11 being the hero of the entire season.”

Taika Waititi’s character, IG-11, was something of a show-stealer in his appearances on The Mandalorian. First appearing in the season premiere, IG-11 quickly established himself as a force to be reckoned with, having helped The Mandalorian fight through an entire base of armed men. Later on, he rescued an important character in the show before taking on an entire town full of Storm Troopers in the season finale. Whether or not Taika Waititi will return to the show, however, is currently unknown.

What do you all think of Taika Waititi’s comments? Would you like to see him direct a full Star Wars movie? Do you want to see him return to The Mandalorian? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

Here is the official synopsis for Disney Plus’ The Mandalorian:

After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.

The Mandalorian stars Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Giancarlo Esposito, Emily Swallow, Carl Weathers, Omid Abtahi, Werner Herzog, and Nick Nolte. The Disney Plus series was written by Jon Favreau, who also serves as an executive producer alongside Dave Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy, and Colin Wilson. Karen Gilchrist is also on board as a co-executive producer.

Dave Filoni will direct the first episode of Star Wars series and additional episodes will be helmed by Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi, Jurassic World star Bryce Dallas Howard, Dope director Rick Famuyiwa, and Jessica Jones director Deborah Chow.

The Mandalorian is now available exclusively on Disney Plus.

Source:  Variety

New ‘Titans’ Photos Show Off Aqualad And The Original Team

Titans Aqualad 01DC Universe has released eight brand new images from the upcoming fourth episode of the second season of Titans entitled, “Aqualad”.

“Aqualad” will explore the dynamic among Dick Grayson/Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Donna Troy/Wonder Girl (Conor Leslie), Hank Hall/Hawk (Alan Ritchson), Dawn Granger/Dove (Minka Kelly) and Garth/Aqualad (Drew Van Acker) and how four years prior, their tight-knit family dynamic developed only to have their personal feelings bleed more into their work only to be exacerbated by the arrival of a new villain.

These new images give fans a new look at Drew Van Acker as Aqualad as well as a couple of new looks at the original team united together for action. In particular, we get our best look at how the Aqualad suit translates onscreen in live-action form.

You can check out the rest of the gallery for “Aqualad” by clicking “Next”.

Here is the official synopsis for season two:

In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.

The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Robin/Nightwing, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Ryan Potter as Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke’s children Jericho and Ravager. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne.

Titans season two is now airing on DC Universe.

Source: DC Universe

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