THOR: RAGNAROK Director Taika Waititi Doesn't See Himself Directing a STAR WARS Movie

Director Taika Waititi has been praised for his work on Thor: Ragnarok, and some fans think he could make a great Star Wars movie. However, Waititi says he wouldn't be a good fit in a galaxy far, far away.

The early reviews for Thor: Ragnarok have been overwhelmingly positive, as the film sits at a stellar 98% on Rotten Tomatoes. Many of the reviews have praised director Taika Waititi for his fresh take on the god of thunder.

With Waititi getting such high praise, many have wondered what project he might take on next. The New Zealand-born director is rumored to be staying in the sci-fi genre by adapting the classic anime movie Akira for Warner Bros, but like many buzzworthy directors, he has become a popular fan choice to helm a Star Wars movie in the near future. However, any fans that hope Waititi might bring his unique style of storytelling to the Star Wars universe might be disappointed by the director’s comments in a recent interview.


Waititi has previously joked on Twitter about how Lucasfilm frequently fires its directors, and elaborated on these comments in an interview with The New York Times Magazine: “That particular franchise seems really hard...There’s not much room for someone like me.” Waititi was reportedly given a lot of creative freedom with Thor: Ragnarok, and has praised the work environment of Marvel Studios:


"They want new voices and different ways of telling stories...All the work to do with actors, all the rescripting stuff in the moment — that’s what I want to do, really. I’m always going to leave the CG stuff up to someone else."

The improvisational style that Waititi is known for is similar to the directorial style of Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. Of course, one of the reasons Lord and Miller left Solo: A Star Wars Story was because they wouldn't stick to the film's script.
Do you think Waititi's style could work in a Star Wars movie? Let us know in the comments.

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