Taika Waititi has been embroiled in a series of controversies. Starting from the threeway kiss with Tessa Thompson and Rita Ora to the disappointing reception of Thor 4, just too much is going on with the director. His latest venture Love and Thunder proved to be one of the most disappointing projects in the MCU. Now some masses believe that the director has grown a massive ego which is causing his downfall.
Following the reception of Thor: Love and Thunder, many of the MCU associates came forward to defend Taika Waititi. But it is evident from everyone’s reaction towards him that not many people are happy with the Jojo Rabbit director and don’t even have a lot of hope for him.
Does Taika Waititi have an ego problem?
Taika Waititi can be helmed as the main head who brought made Thor one of the most fan-favorite characters of recent times. Thor: Ragnarok presented the Chris Hemsworth character in a new light and the director was praised for presenting the character in a brand new avatar. But now many fans believe that the recent events got a toll on him and made him more egoistic than ever before.
The fans also pointed out an interview with Vanity Fair where Waititi was spotted with the Valkyrie actress Tessa Thompson. In the interview, while Thompson was doing her work diligently, Taika Waititi only seemed to be fooling around and being flirty with her instead of providing any real details about the movie. The fans were quick to connect this bizarre relationship between him and Tessa Thompson with the infamous three-way kiss between him, Thompson, and his partner Rita Ora.
The infamous kiss incident that occurred in May caught massive Internet backlash. Although the director addressed the issue by saying he did “nothing wrong”, the fans think that the director has gone extremely egoistic due to these events.
They concluded that the director got swayed by the series of blockbusters he provided and by all the praise he got from the fans.
The fans aren’t happy with Taika Waititi
With all the controversies looming over Waititi’s head, it can’t be denied that the fans are definitely not happy with him. Many fans are worried about his upcoming Star Wars project. On the other hand, the reactions also speak aloud that the fans don’t feel the need for him in the MCU after the last movie turned out to be so disappointing.
A user wrote:
“You see the inflated ego in Love and Thunder when you hear more Korg and Taika jokes than Thor. He also cut back on Gorr, I guess because he knew Gorr would steal the limelight….”
Another user expressed their tension about how the director can ruin the upcoming Star Wars movie:
“Dude yes Taika is way out of his league, and so honestly worried about how terrible of a star wars movie he’s going to make”
The fans have even admitted that Taika Waititi has gone way off-limits:
“As a fellow kiwi, he does have an ego problem. Kiwi culture is very jokey and non serious, but he’s something else.”
The reception regarding Waititi is currently not at all good among the fans. It is not sure if he is going to return to direct any project in the MCU soon. But it can be still hoped that the director would return with a well-made project and make a great comeback.
Thor: Ragnarok as well as Thor: Love and Thunder can be streamed on Disney+