Taika Waititi had been performing fairly well in his directing career besides being a terrific actor–that was, until he got his hands on Thor: Ragnarok. Because not only did his quirky comedy yet immaculate version of this film made the actor a blockbuster filmmaker, it also earned him critical acclamation from fans and critics alike worldwide. But then Thor 4 came and everything changed, because he went a bit too overboard with the funky stuff.
However, although fans passed on Thor: Love and Thunder, they’re not willing to take chances with Waititi’s forthcoming Star Wars movie–even more so after the filmmaker’s own comment claiming that the upcoming film will ‘piss people off’.
Taika Waititi’s Upcoming Star Wars Movie Will ‘Piss People Off’
Besides being renowned for his acting and directing skills, Taika Waititi is more than fairly famous for his quirky comedian skills. And he does not hold back on his witty sarcasm while promoting his films as well.
During a recent interview with Variety at the red carpet premiere of his recent film Next Goal Wins, the actor cum director was asked if his upcoming Star Wars movie would continue to show fans the same “Star Wars” that they have known and loved for years. To this he said:
“It will be… dramatic pause… a Taika Waititi film.”
Previously, during an interview, Waititi had shared that his film in development for the popular franchise is ‘still marinating’ and that he has ‘been writing it’. However this time, he took a more comical humoristic approach to answer the questions, and continued to tell Variety:
“It’s gonna piss people off,” Waititi laughed.
While the Jojo Rabbit star is having fun teasing fans about his upcoming Star Wars film, fans seem to be taking his comments on a serious note and are not willing to take any chances whatsoever with a movie from their favorite franchise as well.
Fans Are Worried Taika Waititi Might Ruin Their Favorite Franchise
Following his startling recent revelation hinting at how he will be helming the upcoming Star Wars project in his hands, fans are genuinely concerned that Taika Waititi will end up ruining one of their favorite franchises as well.
Taking to X, here’s what they have to say:
KEEP THIS MAN AWAY FROM
ANYTHING THAT INVOLVES ACTION
— ART HOUSE 🏡🦇💚 (@h0uselife) November 16, 2023
Here we go again
— BOBBEY (@CalIMeDon) November 16, 2023
Don’t destroy Star Wars like Thor 4 pls
— 🄰🅁🄸🄱🄻🄰🅉🄴 𝕏 🇮🇳 (@ariblazeog) November 16, 2023
Yeah, that would do it. I’m pissed off already.
— Barry Whittingham 🇬🇧 (@BJWhittingham) November 17, 2023
I just hope he gets out of his funk period. His last couple films haven’t been to his standard.
— CAGEY 🔥🎤📻 (@CageyProlific) November 16, 2023
Fire him and start over
— ʙʀᴀᴅʏ (@bradynewps) November 17, 2023
— Dr. Rasheed 🔰🔰 (@coach_fpl92) November 16, 2023
Dude who keeps hiring this man.
— Mack Donahue (@MackDonahue) November 17, 2023
Judging from fans’ enraged reactions, it seems Taika Waititi will really have to go the extra mile and incline his Star Wars story more along the Thor: Ragnarok theme than Thor: Love and Thunder one for it to truly appease fans and make them watch it.