Rebel Wilson to play a Nazi camp counselor in Taika Waititi's World War II satire

According to Deadline, Rebel Wilson has joined Taika Waititi’s World War II satire Jojo Rabbit as Fraulein Rahm, a “brutish instructor” in a Hitler Youth Camp that the main character—a 10-year-old boy struggling with his country’s descent into fascism—is recruited into. Deadline’s sources say that Wilson’s character…

Jemaine Clement’s finished a pilot script for What We Do In The Shadows’ American spin-off

Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi’s What We Do In The Shadows has spawned quite a franchise: Not only is there a cinematic spin-off planned for the polite lycanthropes led by Rhys Darby in the original, but the collaborators have also been working on two TV adaptations. Now Clement, who’s since become a series regular…

What We Do In The Shadows’ incompetent cops to get their own TV show in 2018

We’ve been hearing rumblings of adaptations of and sequels to What We Do In The Shadows ever since Taika Waititi’s hilarious vampire mockumentary became a cult hit back in 2015. This week, a report from Stuff confirmed that at least one of those projects is finally in production, a mockumentary cop TV show called …

Kathleen Kennedy says she'd "love for" Taika Waititi to direct a Star Wars movie

Star Wars films have become a much-coveted prize for up-and-coming directors in recent years, a shiny brass ring for guys—somehow, it’s always guys—like Rian Johnson, Colin Trevorrow, Gareth Edwards, Josh Trank, and Phil Lord and Christopher Miller to leap for, and then (more often than not) immediately slam back into…

Thor: Ragnarok ultimately cut the one scene that confirmed Valkyrie’s bisexuality

Last week, Tessa Thompson, who plays the fierce Valkyrie in Thor: Ragnarok, responded to an online complaint from some narrow-minded butthead about the “tomboy-ish” look of her character. After a fan mistakenly wrote that the same Valkyrie from the comics, whose buxom figure was being called canon by said butthead,…

Taika Waititi is working on a U.S. TV version of What We Do In The Shadows

One of the many reasons we’re rooting for Thor: Ragnarok to be great—besides the fact that it just looks charming and cheerful and fun—is that a successful Hollywood blockbuster is likely to give director Taika Waititi carte blanche to follow whatever weird, interesting creative impulses happen to be driving him at…

Jeff Goldblum will hang out with Darryl in new Team Thor short

The Marvel Cinematic Universe’s expansion has touched on even the more tedious parts of a superhero’s life, like paying rent, courtesy of Taika Waititi’s Team Thor short films. The Thor: Ragnarok director introduced fans to the Odinson’s mortal roommate Darryl last year, who won’t actually be in any Thor movies, but…

Australian TV host gives away Thor: Ragnarok spoiler right in front of Chris Hemsworth

The press crunch has begun for Thor: Ragnarok, with the cast jetting around the world to talk about the coming apocalypse—in this case, a cinematic one, not the one this administration keeps straining toward in real life. Chris Hemsworth and Mark Ruffalo, who play Thor and Hulk, respectively, were up bright and early…