As his “Thor – Love and Thunder” hits theaters on July 13, Taika Waititi will soon be tackling a “Star Wars” movie. And Natalie Portman could see that the director had forgotten his presence in the prelogy.
From Marvel to Star Wars, there is only one step that Taika Waititi is about to take: once Thor 4 is released, in a few days now, the director should be able to fly to the galaxy far, far away, where a movie awaits. A subject that he also mentioned on the set of Love and Thunder with one of its actresses, asking her if she had ever wanted to be part of the saga.
Problem: the actress in question was none other than Natalie Portman, interpreter of Padmé Amidala in episodes I, II and III signed George Lucas. Feature films that Taika Waititi had visibly erased from his memory, as he clarified when telling this anecdote to RollingStone. And by saying that it was not a joke on his part, which it would have been easy to believe given his personality.
But no, and the rest of the exchange between Natalie Portman and him was obviously funny: “She replied that she had already played in a Star Wars”he explains. “And I was like, ‘…shall we do another take?'”
I wouldn’t be useful to Star Wars if I made a movie where people said, “Great, the Millennium Falcon plans! Oh, Chewbacca’s grandmother!”
If there has not yet been the slightest announcement about his opus, everything suggests that the film will not be linked to the prelogy, which he has obviously forgotten. And there are even chances that he will move away from what has been done before, as he had announced to Total Movie in June. “For the universe to expand, you have to go further. I wouldn’t be useful to Star Wars if I made a movie where people said, ‘Great, the plans for the Millennium Falcon! Oh, Grandma of Chewbacca!'”
“It works on its own and it’s great, but I would like to do something new, create new characters and expand this world, otherwise I would feel like I made a very small story.” Big or small, however, this one could hit theaters in late 2023, which means Taika Waititi and co-writer Krysty Wilson-Cairns (1917, Last Night in Soho) will soon be releasing. get back to it. If they are not already in the ranks.