Thanks to a mysterious new project set in a galaxy far, far away, still in development by 'Love and Thunder' director, 'Star Wars' finally has a chance to redeem itself in the eyes of fans.
Taika Waititi recently officially confirmed his involvement in the Jedi project, announcing that he has already begun work on the still untitled film. While there is no official synopsis, setting and character roster yet, every new bit of information is being scrutinized by the franchise's massive fandom. And now it looks like most fan fears about the upcoming film will be dispelled, as Waititi finally shared how he will approach directing and writing the script.
"I would like to take something new and create some new characters and just expand the world, otherwise it feels like it's a very small story," he mentioned in an interview for TotalFilm.
So, it's clear that the New Zealand director doesn't want to waste his time penning another Skywalker story, preferring to create his own version of the beloved sci-fi world with new characters, events and even planets. And that might just work.
Fans of a galaxy far, far away are clearly tired of endless new projects focusing on already fairly well-known characters and taking place in such banal eras of 'Star Wars' that longtime followers of the saga are just tired of seeing the same thing twice. Disney needs to remake the universe, create new characters and develop new storylines to keep fans interested. Once again getting Darth Vader back on screen to please fans stopped working even before the release of 'Obi-Wan Kenobi', and unlike the MCU, which boasts a solid number of fan-favorite supervillains, 'Star Wars' is still in desperate need of another major arch-villain.
And the fan reaction to the announcement of 'The Acolyte' series clearly proves it – the action of the series will take place in the relatively underrated era of the Twilight of the High Republic, and the idea of finally seeing something new in 'Star Wars' instantly fuels anticipation for the show.
"A fresh aesthetic is desperately needed. There are so many creative things you can do in the Star Wars universe that haven't been done yet. Hoping this show can start to open that up." – /fleetintelligence.
Taika Waititi's film may pioneer a new phase of the original 'Star Wars', independent of the genius of George Lucas.