Taika Waititi would never do Star Wars movie

Emilio Banks
October 24, 2017

Following the dismissal of Star Wars Episode IX director Colin Trevorrow and Han Solo movie's Chris Miller and Phil Lord, Taika was asked on Twitter if he would consider making a movie for the franchise.

Thor: Ragnarok is so close we can taste it. Taika Waititi's new Marvel movie had us very intrigued and it's now receiving very positive reviews from many reputable outlets (Empire, The Telegraph, Den of Geek).

Taika Waititi was interviewed by the New York Times and he doesn't think Lucasfilm will accept his style of direction.

The Australian actor, whose most notable role before Thor was as Kim Hyde in Home And Away, explained that his doubts were due to "that voice inside you thinking it's too good to be true".

He wrote: "Lolz. I like to complete my films. That particular franchise seems really hard.There's not much room for someone like me". "I'd be fired within a week".

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What numerous critics especially agree on is that given Marvel's decade of Hollywood superhero domination, steering Thor toward the amusing was a necessary tack - a countermeasure "against the inevitable creative fatigue", writes Screen International's Tim Grierson.

Thor: Ragnarok is set to hit United Kingdom cinemas on October 27th.

"They really let his personality shine through and really, he is all over it, because he was such a part of the integral process of us ad-libing, and would throw alternates out. I'm always going to leave the CG stuff up to someone else".

Directed by Taika Waititi from a script by Craig Kyle & Christopher Yost and Stephany Folsom and Eric Pearson, Thor: Ragnarok picks up after the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron. Waititi could potentially work with Temuera Morrison who is also a New Zealander. But this is Justice League, and even if it doesn't get critical acclaim, I doubt Thor's latest will be able to surpass Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman, Aquaman, The Flash, and Cyborg at the box office.

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