The Force is definitely with us today, as Lucasfilm has announced that beloved director Taika Waititi will helm a new Star Wars movie for the studio!
In a press release, Disney says that Waititi, who directed hit films including Thor: Ragnarok and Jojo Rabbit, has begun work on the project, and that the movie will receive a theatrical release.
Waititi is co-writing the movie with Krysty Wilson-Cairns, who penned the the Oscar-winning 1917.
In addition, Disney has announced that the writer behind Netflix’s Russian Doll is working on a new and untitled Star Wars series for Disney+. Leslye Headland will write, executive produce, and serve as showrunner.
The Headland project joins two other Star Wars TV series currently in development for Disney+. The three series will follow in the footsteps of the beloved Disney+ original The Mandalorian.
That wasn’t the only good news on this national Star Wars holiday. Today Disney+ released Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, meaning that the entire Skywalker saga is now available on the streamer. They also launched a new documentary series giving a behind-the-scenes look at the making of The Mandalorian.
The Rise of Skywalker wasn’t slated to debut on Disney+ for a couple more months, but its release was pushed up due to the worldwide quarantine. Over the past month Disney has also pushed up the streaming debuts of Frozen 2 and Pixar’s Onward.