Kennedy told New Zealand’s Newshub that Waititi “has exactly the right sensibility” for the series.
If his earlier comments on the question still hold true, Waititi is not so sure. In October, he told the New York Times he felt the “franchise seems really hard. There’s not much room for someone like me. Through its narrow canon, the tone of Star Wars has always been determinedly self-serious.”
Waititi’s hesitancy is not without precedent. Kennedy fired director duo Lord and Miller from their Han Solo movie earlier this year for what many believe to be the tonal differences Waititi mentioned.
Nevertheless, adding a Star Wars film to one’s resume is somewhat of a holy grail for up-and-coming directors, who has of yet have always been men. Hmm…