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27th Oct 2017

Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi would ‘love to’ make a Star Wars film

Paul Moore

We’re also getting a What We Do in the Shadows spin-off!

With Thor: Ragnarok earning incredible reviews, the president of Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige, must be absolutely delighted with his decision to give Thor’s third standalone adventure to New Zealand director Taika Waititi.

Then again, those who followed Waititi’s career knew that something special was on the cards.

After being Oscar-nominated for his short film Two Cars, One Night, the talented filmmaker has since gone on to direct episodes of Flight of the Conchords and make some beloved films.

Boy and Eagle vs Shark received great reviews, but it was his 2014 horror-comedy, What We Do in The Shadows, that really grabbed the world’s attention.

Since being released, the documentary which follows the lives of a group of vampires in Wellington has become a genuine cult-classic. Waititi also starred in the film as the lovable dandy, Viago.

If you saw the film then you’ll remember the scene where the group of vampires encounters Rhys Darby and his group of werewolves. Remember, they’re not swear-wolves!

Well, a spin-off that chronicles the lives of these werewolves has been mentioned before – we love its title ‘We’re Wolves’ – and Waititi has said that he plans on developing that project next (6:00 mark).

Waititi has previously announced that a TV show called Paranormal Event Response Unit was also in the works, focusing on the inept cops that featured in the film.

We can also expect a US reboot of the beloved horror-comedy.

Regarding We’re Wolves, here’s what he said: “I think we’ve written three pages over the last two years! The first one (What We Do in the Shadows) took us about six years to do. This one, we’re hoping to get done a lot quicker. Actually, after this (Thor press junket) we’re hoping to get together and carve out some time to finish the script,” he said.

Following the success of Thor: Ragnarok and our favourite film from 2016, the incredible Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Waititi is a director that’s in demand. The New Zealander has been linked with the beloved manga series Akira, but he has admitted that Star Wars is a franchise that he would “love to” helm.

“I would love to. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t interested in Star Wars. The thing about it though is that it feels like by the time I’d be offered anything in the Star Wars universe it would be like Episode 42 or something like that and it would feel, just, yeah, not very special to me,” he said.

Do you hear that Dinsey and Lucasfilm? Make this man an offer that he can’t refuse!

This being said, in a previous interview with The New York Times, Waititi expressed some reservations at the prospect of making a Star Wars film but given his remarkable CV and skill, we’re hoping that he gets to make a film in that galaxy that’s far, far away.

That would be majestical!


Movies,Star Wars