Taika Waititi offered Star Wars movie

Taika Waititi has been informally offered a job as director of a Star Wars movie by the franchise's boss, Kathleen Kennedy.

She told Newshub he'd be perfect after enjoying his "amazing" work with Thor: Ragnarok.

Kennedy, who succeeded George Lucas as the president of Lucasfilm in 2012, made the comments in Tokyo while promoting Episode VIII: The Last Jedi.

"I would love for him to direct a Star Wars movie," she said.

"I think he has exactly the right sensibility. It was very exciting to see him step into the Marvel universe and do such an amazing job with Thor."

She then eagerly encouraged Newshub to "let him know", and laughed "yeah" when asked if it was a genuine job offer.

Waititi has already addressed the idea of his joining the Star Wars universe.

"I'm not an idiot. Who would actually say no to Star Wars?" he told Uproxx.

The Hunt for the Wilderpeople filmmaker added he may be "nervous" as a number of high-profile directors have stepped down from directing Star Wars films before they were completed.

Waititi also told the New York Times: "That particular franchise seems really hard. There's not much room for someone like me."

Now that the brand manager of the Star Wars franchise herself says he's "exactly right" for it, Waititi may have to reconsider.