Though he may be a filmmaker fit for the gods (of love and thunder), Taika Waititi still found the time to develop yet another series for FX. The Thor: Ragnarok director, whose TV series version of the hysterical FX comedy What We Do in the Shadows is heading into a third season, is one of the minds behind the half-hour comedy Reservation Dogs, which has already been handed a series order by FX. Read More »
Lucasfilm is making one final push to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back with a series of videos looking back at the making of the Star Wars sequel that changed everything. Earlier this week, a batch of outtakes and unused footage from the film arrived online, and now a new featurette has the filmmakers from The Mandalorian and other upcoming Star Wars TV shows reminiscing about the legacy of the sequel, from favorite moments to the most influential scenes. Read More »
Director Taika Waititi has brought us twisted mockumentary laughs in What We Do in the Shadows, delightful coming-of-age adventure in Hunt for the Wilderpeople, hilarious comic book spectacle with Thor: Ragnarok, and sharp satire in Jojo Rabbit. This year, before getting back behind the camera for Thor: Love & Thunder, Waititi decided that he wanted to make tears come out of our face with an epic new Coca-Cola commercial for Christmas. Read More »
Chris Pratt, the internet’s current least favorite Chris, is joining the much more beloved Chris Hemsworth in Thor: Love and Thunder. Pratt’s Star-Lord/Peter Quill will appear in the Taika Waititi sequel, which makes sense since Avengers: Endgame concluded with Thor jetting off with the Guardians of the Galaxy. That said, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 doesn’t have an official release date yet, so it’s not exactly clear how all of this lines up on the Marvel Cinematic Universe timeline.
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Thor: Ragnarok and The Hunt for the Wilderpeople director Taika Waititi will hit the high seas to direct and executive produce Our Flag Means Death, a pirate series for HBO Max. Honestly, they had me at “Taika Waititi” and “pirates,” but this show is also going to be loosely based on a fascinating real-life story, which is just icing on the cake. Get the details below. Read More »
DC FanDome finally brought us a first look at James Gunn‘s The Suicide Squad. The DC Comics movie continues the adventures of a few characters from 2016’s Suicide Squad, but thanks to the Guardians of the Galaxy director stepping behind the camera, the movie has a completely new style and it seems to have a much more vibrant look that draws from the colorful side of DC Comics. Along with that, there’s a huge new roster of characters, many of them from the more obscure pages of John Ostrander‘s run on the comic book series. Since people probably don’t know a lot about them, here are The Suicide Squad characters explained. Read More »
Thanks to the coronavirus, we’re currently in the middle of the longest period between Marvel movies since Iron Man launched the Marvel Cinematic Universe back in 2008. While America is still flailing blindly through the pandemic, other countries around the world are handling things much better – which means major blockbuster productions have a better chance to operate safely on those shores.
Thor: Love and Thunder, the next Thor sequel from writer/director Taika Waititi, is evidently eyeing a shoot in Australia in early 2021, according to star Natalie Portman. And as for Waititi himself, the New Zealand-born director gave a brief update about the writing process and one of the tones he’s hoping to achieve in the new movie. Read More »
Taika Waititi is giving a boost to indigenous voices with his production banner Piki Films’ new initiative focusing on stories about colonization. Waititi and Carthew Neal’s production company Piki Films is developing three projects with Maori writers, each of which will tackle the effects of colonization.
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Taika Waititi and some very famous friends are getting together (virtually, of course) to read Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach. The series hopes to provide “children and families the opportunity to come together and experience the story in new ways, in a time when COVID-19 has left children out of school and families around the world in isolation at home.” The line-up of readers includes Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, Chris Hemsworth and Liam Hemsworth, and more.
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At the beginning of the year – back when we were all so young and naive – a rumor surfaced that Taika Waititi might be directing a new Star Wars movie. Looks like that rumor was true! A new Star Wars movie directed by Waititi is officially in the works, with the Jojo Rabbit filmmaker writing the script with 1917 writer Krysty Wilson-Cairns. Waititi is no stranger to the Star Wars universe, having directed an episode of The Mandalorian (in addition to lending his voice to character IG-11).
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