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Thor 3's Taika Waititi mocks Star Wars director changes

Digital Spy logo Digital Spy 06/09/2017 Ian Sandwell

Thor: Ragnarok's Taika Waititi rules out directing Star Wars Episode 9 as he mocks directing changes © Getty Images Thor: Ragnarok's Taika Waititi rules out directing Star Wars Episode 9 as he mocks directing changes Taika Waititi clearly isn't afraid of Disney bosses, as he's taken a swipe at Colin Trevorrow's Star Wars exit.

Last night (September 5), Trevorrow became the second surprise Star Wars directing casualty when he dropped out of Episode 9, following on from Christopher Miller and Phil Lord leaving the Han Solo spin-off movie.

But don't go expecting Thor: Ragnarok director Waititi to take over on Episode 9.

Related: Rian Johnson Is A Frontrunner To Direct 'Star Wars: Episode IX' (Provided by Wotchit)

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In reply to a fan asking if Trevorrow's exit would lead to a "Taiki Waititi Star Wars movie", he cheekily replied, "Lolz. I like to complete my films," and added: "I'd be fired within a week."

A short statement on Trevorrow's exit said that he and Lucasfilm had "mutually chosen to part ways" on Episode 9.

"Colin has been a wonderful collaborator throughout the development process, but we have all come to the conclusion that our visions for the project differ. We wish Colin the best and will be sharing more information about the film soon," it read.

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Trevorrow's exit followed savage reviews for The Book of Henry earlier this year, although he insisted in July that he was still the right person for the job.

"I think the challenge for me is to recognise that everyone has their own personal relationship with these stories, and it's different depending on who you are," he explained.

Star Wars Episode 9 is currently scheduled for release on May 24, 2019, so we'll have to wait and see if the directing change affects that.


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