Quite a bit of humor in A New Hope...which initially took me off guard after seeing it the first time in May, ‘77. I wouldn’t worry. His direction in The Mandalorian was stellar.I'm wondering where it will fall between comedy and serious action adventure. I did enjoy his Thor and I don't normally like much comedy in my sci-fi / fantasy films. Raiders was my standard of balance and for some reason Thor worked well for me. Yet, I'm hesitant about seeing SW being a comedy.
Obviously I was not promoting a Family Guy style comedy from Waititi, nor was I envisioning a "What we do in the Shadows" style Star Wars movie.No, Star Wars can't be "anything".
These movies are dramatic adventure stories. They have a tone to them. They aren't slapstick comedies, they aren't meta piss takes, they aren't musicals. The Star Wars story, as a whole, is a fairly serious one. It isn't 'The Exorcist' or anything, sure. But, likewise, it isn't Monty Python either.
This is why the likes of Lord and Miller, Wes Anderson, Terry Gilliam, and (probably) Taika Waititi (to name but a few) are just wrong choices to direct Star Wars movies. Even Rian Johnson's wink-wink attempts at meta comedy were absolutely awful in 'The Last Jedi', although I think they might have been studio mandated. Waititi might work, if there is someone to oversee his writing an cut down the more egregious attempts at levity. But if he turns out 'What We Do in the Shadows' in a Star Wars vein, it'll fail and fail badly.
Also, everyone needs to stop comparing Star Wars to Marvel. They aren't, never were, and shouldn't ever attempt to be the same thing.
Lastly, "fun" is a really nebulous concept. People can have "fun" in many different ways. It doesn't always mean laughing at silly things happening. I have "fun" watching 'The Exorcist'. But they're are no stupid jokes in it. Nor does it think it's cool to take the piss out of itself either. In the end "fun" is kind of meaningless as a benchmark. It just means you're being entertained by something. And, sure, 'Family Guy' and 'Robot Chicken' Star Wars parodies are "fun", but there's no way in hell I want to see something like that in the legit Star Wars universe.
While his movies are comedies some of them also contain "serious drama".I'm wondering where it will fall between comedy and serious action adventure. I did enjoy his Thor and I don't normally like much comedy in my sci-fi / fantasy films. Raiders was my standard of balance and for some reason Thor worked well for me. Yet, I'm hesitant about seeing SW being a comedy.