This news almost seems inevitable as Taika Waititi has not only proven his worth in the billion dollar tentpole franchise realm with Thor: Ragnarok (on top of being a beloved indie comedy writer/director), but has also done right by the Star Wars universe with voicing a droid and being the season finale director of The Mandalorian.
So, Waititi will indeed putting his particular golden touch (that always seems to include his beloved off-beat sense of humor) with an entire Star Wars feature film by directing and co-writing with Krysty Wilson-Cairns (1917). It has yet to be even slightly detailed as to what Taika might be tackling in the Star Wars canon, but we do hope that, whatever it would end up being, that it would be the comedic jewel that Thor: Ragnarok is to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Maybe he’d take a stab at redoing/reviving/rebooting the Star Wars Holiday Special? We have full faith that he’d be able to do something truly magical with that.