It’s been a great May The 4th this year, and to go along with getting “The Clone Wars” finale and the premiere of “Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian,” we also got some movie and TV news today as well!
StarWars.com officially announced that a new “Star Wars” movie is coming with Taika Waititi set to direct, with a screenplay from Krysty Wilson-Cairns and Taika Waititi.
But not only was a new movie announced, but a new series is coming to Disney+, with Leslye Headland set to serve as writer and showrunner for the new series.
Unfortunately no details were revealed as far what the projects will be about, or when they will be released.
Here is the official announcement made at StarWars.com:
Academy Award® winner Taika Waititi, who recently won Best Adapted Screenplay for Jojo Rabbit and directed the widely-acclaimed first season finale episode of The Mandalorian on Disney+, will direct and co-write a new Star Wars feature film for theatrical release.
Joining Waititi on the screenplay will be Academy Award® nominee Krysty Wilson-Cairns (1917, Last Night in Soho), who received a BAFTA Award for Outstanding British Film of the Year on the three-time Oscar-winning film, 1917.
In addition, Emmy®-nominated writer Leslye Headland (Russian Doll, Bachelorette) is currently developing a new untitled Star Wars series for Disney+. Headland will write, executive produce, and serve as showrunner for the series, which adds to a growing list of Star Wars stories for Disney’s streaming platform including The Mandalorian, now in post-production on Season Two, and two other previously announced series: one based on Cassian Andor’s life prior to the events of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and another following the adventures of Obi-Wan Kenobi between Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: A New Hope.