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Taika Waititi forgot that Natalie Portman was in the first part of "Star Wars"

The power of Taika Waititi is not strong. In a recentinterview with

Rolling Stone magazine, the director of "Thor: Love and Thunder" completely noted thatNatalie Portmanstarred in the first part. According to the "Star Wars" trilogy,TheWrap, which he said he had forgotten.

46-year-old director Jojo Rabbit asked Portman if he really wanted to appear in a Star Wars movie while filming Love & Thunder. ..

"She said to me,'What's next?' I said, "Oh, I'm working on" Star Wars ". Have you ever wanted to appear in a "Star Wars" movie, "said Waititi.

"She said," I've appeared in a movie in "Star Wars," so "... do I need to take another take?" Keira Knightley, Liam Neeson, Ewan Alongside McGregor, the first prequel of the franchise, 1999 "Phantom Menace," replays her role in 2002 with "Clone Attack" and 2005 with "Revenge of the Sith."

Lucasfilm announced on May 4, 2022 that Waititi would direct his own theatrical "Star Wars" film, but it was unclear when she would debut.

Portman played Queen-turned-senator Padmé Amidala from the planet Naboo.
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Lucasfilm announced on May 4, 2022 that Waititi would be directing his own theatrical Star Wars film but were unclear when it would debut.
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"Not this year" Said Waititi.

"I will stay in New Zealand from August to the end of the year with" Our Flag Means Death "and" Time Bandit ", and I will continue to write during that time. I'm still trying to understand what the story is.

Waititi said, there was a lot of work before him.

Taika Waititi and Natalie Portman speak at the Marvel Studios Panel during 2019 Comic-Con International at San Diego Convention Center on July 20, 2019.
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The 46-year-old "Jojo Rabbit" director said that while they were filming “Love and Thunder,” he actually asked Portman if she’d ever wanted to be in a “Star Wars” film.
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"I'm not going to please the fans," he said.

"As you know, I don't want to mess with something very important, and I feel you have to do a lot of research ... and I don't have time."

Some enthusiastic "Star Wars" fans are worried about Waititi's lack of knowledge.

"Why continue to offer Star Wars movies to directors who aren't familiar with Star Wars in the first place?"tweeted one of the dissatisfied fans. I did.

" I hope the man who directs the movie" Star Wars "knows one of the main characters of " Star Wars ""I tweeted.

"Thor: Love and Thunder" will appear in the theater on July 8, 2022.