A new Star Wars film has been announced – the tenth instalment in the epic series of movies – and it will be written and directed by Taika Waititi.
Fresh from winning an Oscar for Jojo Rabbit, he will team up with 1917 co-writer Krysty Wilson-Cairns.
Waititi, who is also famous for directing Thor: Ragnarok, is not new to Star Wars. He directed the final episode of the first series of The Mandalorian.
The announcement has been made on a date close to the hearts of Star Wars fans, for whom “May the fourth be with you” has become an annual greeting – a play on the phrase “may the force be with you” , of course.
At the same time, it was revealed a new Star Wars series is being developed for Disney , with Russian Doll showrunner Leslye Headland at the helm.
There are already at least three spin-offs series of the franchise, including The Mandalorian, one focusing on Cassian Andor and another following Obi-Wan Kenobi.
It is not yet known when either of the projects will reach audiences.
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