His work on Thor: Ragnarok proved he can tackle the fantasy-sci-fi genre with aplomb, and making a Star Wars movie with that same comedic tone would certainly be a step in a new direction for the franchise as a whole.
According to industry magazine Variety, Waititi is in discussions with Disney about possible new movies for the popular franchise.
Waititi is already a part of the Lucasfilm family, having directed the Season 1 finale of The Mandalorian as well as voicing the role of IG-11 on the Disney+ series.
"Oh, I don't know anything about that", Waititi replied.
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"Obviously I would, but I'm going to just settle for IG-11 being the hero of the entire season", he added.
But Waititi said he definitely would want to take the reins of a Star Wars movie.
SYFY WIRE has reached out to Disney for comment. The report states it's not clear whether Waititi could join the previously-announced Star Wars project from Marvel creative chief Kevin Feige (who Waititi developed Ragnarok with), or if he's developing his own take. He's also attached to direct a live-action adaptation of Akira for Warner Bros. Although the original Skywalker is now done and dusted, a new Star Wars flick is slated to release on December 16, 2022, which isn't as far away as you'd hope.