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Thor director Taika Waititi wants Star Wars to be his next movie

He's a busy man, after all.

It's been over a year since it was confirmed that Thor's Taika Waititi would be directing a new Star Wars movie.

While there's been little information since, the Oscar-winner has provided an update on where things stand in the galaxy far, far away, expressing hopes that it will be his next project.

Speaking after concluding filming on new Thor movie Love and Thunder, Waititi revealed that he expected to finish post-production on the Marvel movie by February, before working on some TV projects ahead of his next movie.

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"I don't know if that's going to be Star Wars," he admitted to the Sydney Morning Herald. "I hope it'll be that but there's a whole lot of other little things that I've got my sticky little fingers attached to so we'll see."

The director is also set to write the new Star Wars project with 1917's Krysty Wilson-Cairns.

Waititi is no stranger to Star Wars, having directed an episode of The Mandalorian, as well as voiced the character of IG-11 in the hit Disney+ series.

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Meanwhile, Love and Thunder's production wrap was confirmed this month by star Chris Hemsworth, who shared a photo on Instagram of himself on set with Waititi.

"That's a wrap on Thor: Love and Thunder, it's also national don't flex day so I thought this super relaxed photo was appropriate," he said. "The film is gonna be batshit crazy off the wall funny and might also pull a heartstring or two.

"Lots of love, lots of thunder! Thank you to all the cast and crew who made this another incredible Marvel journey. Buckle in, get ready and see ya in cinemas!!"


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