‘Star Wars’: Taika Waititi Author Krysty Wilson-Cairns Has No Replace

The Oscar-nominated author cannot share any particulars about her script, however she’s all too pleased to inform IndieWire about her wider relationship with the franchise.

“Star Wars” secrecy lives on. Whereas the ever-popular franchise is at the moment having fun with a sturdy run of recent and returning tv collection, its film part remains to be chugging alongside after the completion of the sequel trilogy in 2019 with J.J. Abrams’ “The Rise of Skywalker.” However whereas there are at the moment a pair of recent “Star Wars” movies on the calendar, we nonetheless know little or no about them.

One factor we do know: Considered one of them might be directed and co-written by Oscar winner Taika Waititi, who takes on the problem of a standalone “Star Wars” function movie with fellow screenwriter Krysty Wilson-Cairns, which was introduced manner again in 2020. So, what’s about? Wilson-Cairns is staying mum.

The Oscar-nominated screenwriter is at the moment selling her true-life Netflix drama “The Good Nurse,” however has plenty of different initiatives within the works, together with Waititi’s long-gestating “Star Wars” function. However she will’t say, properly, something about it.

“I can not let you know something, I’m so sorry,” she stated throughout a latest interview with IndieWire. “I don’t know a lot. I’m working away in a bunch of initiatives and I discover out what I discover out, and I consider if I inform anybody, they’ll come to my home and kill me, and possibly my canine as properly, which, I really like my canine. He’s received to stay!”

Whereas the movie was initially introduced for a 2023 launch, it should probably now arrive in theaters on December 19, 2025 (the following staked-out date on Disney’s official launch calendar for an “Untitled Star Wars” movie; there’s additionally one slated for December 17, 2027). As Waititi lately instructed Whole Movie about his and Wilson-Cairns’ yet-to-be-titled film, the movie will introduce new characters and sever ties with the core crew of Princess Leia, Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, and Obi-Wan Kenobi.

“Look, I feel for the ‘Star Wars’ universe to develop, it has to develop,” Waititi instructed the outlet in June. “I don’t assume that I’m any use within the ‘Star Wars’ universe making a movie the place everybody’s like, ‘Oh nice, properly that’s the blueprints to the Millennium Falcon, ah that’s Chewbacca’s grandmother.’ … That every one stands alone, that’s nice, although I wish to take one thing new and create some new characters and simply develop the world, in any other case it feels prefer it’s a really small story.”

“Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Again”

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Understandably, the usually fairly chatty Scottish screenwriter can’t say a lot about what that movie may appear to be, however she’s pleased to speak about her personal relationship with the broader collection, together with its key first trilogy. Requested how she got here to “Star Wars” as a viewer — this author famous that she got here to the franchise “fairly late” in her movie-watching life — Wilson-Cairns had her personal origin story to share.

“Effectively, I got here to ‘Star Wars’ fairly badly,” she stated. “I walked into the lounge and my older brother Steven was watching [‘The Empire Strikes Back’], ‘I’m your father,’ and I used to be like, ‘What’s that?’ And he’s like, ‘Oh, this man is his dad. He didn’t know they usually’re preventing,’ and I used to be like, ‘Ah.’ So it was, shall I say, terribly ruined for me. I’d’ve been possibly 9 or 10 on the time.”

By the point she received to movie faculty at London’s Nationwide Movie and Tv College, Wilson-Cairns thought she was fairly in control on the franchise, however that quickly modified. Seems, these “Star Wars” movies have stayed lodged in our cultural reminiscence for a superb purpose.

“I suppose after I went to movie faculty, I used to be like, ‘Oh, I’m not likely that bothered,’ after which I noticed it within the huge display screen in Glasgow,” the author stated. “I watched it with the crowds and I imply, they’re fairly nice. It’s very exhausting to not get pleasure from them. They’re pure cinema. So sure, I got here to it badly after which I got here to it later, however higher. … It’s bizarre to return to that stuff late when it’s such part of our heritage, however so long as you come to it, proper?”

“The Good Nurse” is now in choose theaters, and might be out there on Netflix’s streaming platform on Wednesday, October 26.

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