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The Mandalorian has an impressive roster of directors helming episodes of the Disney+ streaming show, including Thor: Ragnarok‘s Taika Waititi. But Waititi may be doing more than getting behind the camera. A new behind-the-scenes photo from The Mandalorian executive producer Jon Favreau shows Waititi behind the mic to voice a classic Star Wars character.

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Taika Waititi is no stranger to working under secretive conditions, but it seems that one Disney-owned studio is stricter than the others. The Thor: Ragnarok director recently journeyed to a galaxy far, far away to helm an episode of the upcoming Disney+ series, The Mandalorian. There, he learned the secrets of the Star Wars universe — but nothing he can tell us about. Because it turns out that Star Wars keeps its directors on an even tighter leash than Marvel Studios.

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Time Bandits Series Director Taika Waititi

Last summer we learned that Apple was working on a series adaptation of the 1981 time traveling fantasy Time Bandits. The movie hails from Monty Python troupe member Terry Gilliam, and now it’s being handed off to a worthy successor. Thor: Ragnarok and What We Do in the Shadows director Taika Waititi has boarded the Time Bandits series as co-writer and director. Read More »

What We Do in the Shadows TV Show Review

Entire television series shouldn’t be critiqued on pilots alone, but that’s all What We Do In The Shadows had to offer eager South By Southwest victims (aside from Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement’s uproarious improv introduction). Episodics often require a few inaugural chapters before hitting momentum strides, and pilots bare the weight of hypnotizing audiences while establishing tonality to come. In this bubble, FX’s new take on What We Do In The Shadows transplants the same approach, expressionism, and aesthetic of Waititi and Clement’s effortlessly entertaining “vampire world-shattering documentary” from New Zealand to Staten Island.

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Jojo Rabbit reshoots

After the Television Critics Association panel for What We Do In The Shadows, filmmaker Taika Waititi talked about his future with Marvel and the Star Wars streaming series The Mandalorian. But currently, Waititi is making the film Jojo Rabbit, in which Waititi himself stars as an imaginary Adolf Hitler. The director indicated he’d gone back to film some Jojo Rabbit reshoots but expects to be finished in the spring, in time for a fall release to coincide with awards season. Read More »

The Mandalorian set photo

Taika Waititi is one of the directors working on Disney+’s upcoming streaming series The Mandalorian, set in the world of Star Wars bounty hunters. Waititi confirmed that the first live-action Star Wars series would match the tone of the original trilogy. That required some adaptation from the comedic director of Thor: Ragnarok and What We Do In The Shadows, but he was happy to fall in line.

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When Disney fired James Gunn from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 over old, offensive tweets, one of the rumors was that Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi could take over. It made sense since Waititi brought comedy to the Thor franchise and seemed like a good fit. Marvel also asked Adam McKay to consider Guardians 3. But today, Waititi told the TCA he is definitely not going to helm Guardians of the Galaxy 3.

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what we do in the shadows trailer

After teasing us for months with brief character TV spots, FX has released the official What We Do in the Shadows trailer for the vampire mockumentary series. The first trailer also unveils the official March premiere date for the series while giving us a thorough introduction of all the vampire roommates at the center of the highly anticipated series.

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What We Do in the Shadows Series Release Date

What We Do in the Shadows is one of the best comedies of the decade. The mockumentary released back in 2014 followed Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi, and Jonny Brugh, as a group of longtime vampire roommates who recruit Cori Gonzalez-Macuer as a new bloodsucker into their crew. Now the basic premise for the comedy is being turned into a comedy series on FX and a new teaser has announced the show’s arrival this spring.

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Just a day ago, the news broke that Jon Favreau‘s mystery Star Wars TV series would be titled The Mandalorian and follow the escapades of a lone gunfighter on the Outer Rim planet of Mandalore.

Along with the title, the star-studded roster of episode directors were announced, including Star Wars stalwarts like Dave FiloniThor Ragnarok‘s Taika Waititi, and two of the first female directors for a Star Wars live-action project. Now, more information has been released about which episodes these high-profile directors will helm.

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