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‘I’m from New Zealand. We’re terrible at pitching’: Taika Waititi Admitted He Sucks at Pitching Movies, Almost Lost “Jojo Rabbit” Because He Screwed Up

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Taika Waititi found fame when he directed Thor: Ragnarok back in 2017. The director is also known for the terrible sequel Thor: Love and Thunder (2022) and the BAFTA-nominated Jojo Rabbit (2019). He appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live in 2019 wherein they talked about the poor skills of Taika Waititi at pitching movies and his screwup that may have cost him Jojo Rabbit.

Taika Waititi at the premiere of Thor: Love and Thunder (2022).
Taika Waititi at the premiere of Thor: Love and Thunder (2022).

Taika Waititi Claims He Is Not Good At Pitching Movies

During an interview in 2019, Jimmy Kimmel Live saw Taika Waititi sitting down on the guest chair and ready for an interview. During their talks, the Jojo Rabbit director revealed that he is from New Zealand, and the New Zealish people are not good at pitching things. The director went on to reveal his hilarious realization that he would be perfect to portray the role of Hitler in Jojo Rabbit (2019) and how his poor skills at pitching almost lost him his movie.

Taika Waititi as Adolf Hitler in Jojo Rabbit (2019).
Taika Waititi as Adolf Hitler in Jojo Rabbit (2019).

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“I’m from New Zealand, we’re useless at pitching,” said Taika Waititi. He also went on to reveal that he had already given the role of Hitler to himself before Jojo Rabbit. Taika revealed the hilarious situations that he had to face while portraying the role of Adolf Hitler alongside directing the movie.

Taika Waititi Almost Lost Jojo Rabbit For Being Hitler

Taika Waititi at the infamous interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Taika Waititi in the infamous interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

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During the shoot of the movie, Taika Waititi revealed that he would be all dressed up as Adolf Hitler with the iconic mustache and would be talking (more like ordering) to other cast members and teams to allow a smooth shooting of the film. And during one of his talks with a crewmate, the director realized the outfit he was in and later politely told him “only if he wishes to”. 

The interview went on to reveal more humorous situations that the Thor: Love and Thunder director had found himself into. Taika Waititi has been facing severe backlash for the poor performance of Thor: Love and Thunder and the cringe-level comedy that the film has become famous for. The director will be releasing Next Goal Wins in 2023 which will be a Drama/Sports film.

Thor: Love and Thunder is available to stream on Disney+.

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Written by Visarg Acharya

Visarg Acharya joined FandomWire in 2022 as a Content Writer. Along with a penchant for writing, Visarg claims that words are the only true language made for him. Currently pursuing his B.Sc in Physics, the combination of Physics and Marvel make up for an interesting talk. Visarg reads books in his spare time along with an occasional series to accompany him.