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Taika Waititi Gets Slammed For His “Cosmic level douchery” as Director Compares Himself To “Guy who wrote the Bible”

Fans think Taika Waititi might've taken things too far after he made a Bible reference to explain his take in Next Goal Wins.

taika waititi gets slammed for his “cosmic level douchery” as director compares himself to “guy who wrote the bible”

SUMMARY

  • Taika Waititi, who boasts an extensive independent film background, is known for his out-of-the-box takes, which have spelled mixed results for him.
  • Regardless, Waititi continues to do his thing with so much conviction that he compares himself to the guy who wrote the Bible.
  • As expected, many users on X didn't take this comment from the 48-year-old too well.

Taika Waititi, who boasts an extensive independent film background, is known for his out-of-the-box takes, which have spelled mixed results for him.

Taika Waititi on the sets of Jojo Rabbit
Taika Waititi (left) and Roman Griffin Davis (Right) in “Jojo Rabbit.”

The way he mixed comedy with the serious subject of Nazism in Jojo Rabbit won him an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay, while his decision to move away from the action-laden themes of most Marvel movies in favor of silly humor in Thor: Love And Thunder invited plenty of backlash in his direction. Regardless, Waititi continues to do his thing with so much conviction that he compares himself to the guy who wrote the Bible.

Read more: “The man is about to end his own career”: Taika Waititi’s Star Wars Update Proves He Refuses to Learn from Thor 4 Outrage

Taika Waititi Receives Backlash for His ‘Guy Who Wrote the Bible’ Comment

Taika Waititi is in the news for directing the recently released Next Goal Wins. The biographical sports comedy-drama, with Michael Fassbender in a leading role, is about the infamously bad American Samoa soccer team, which lost a 2001 FIFA match 31-0.

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Taika Waititi has taken his share of creative liberties with Next Goal Wins.

Fassbender portrays coach Thomas Rongen, who’s brought in to change the fortunes of that team ahead of their clash with Tonga in a World Cup qualifier, more than a decade after their historic loss. The underdog comedy has earned mixed reviews so far, with many finding it hard to enjoy the journey the worst team in the world took in their bid to win their first international match due to several sequences that blur the line between what’s true and what’s Waititi’s imagination.

When asked about his decision to take so much artistic license, the Oscar-winning filmmaker joked:

“I mean, in the Bible, they took real-life things that happened and then they added, you know, magic,” he said (via IndieWire). “I’m just like the guy who wrote the Bible, bro.”

As expected, many users on X didn’t take this comment from the 48-year-old too well.

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As far as annoying fans is concerned, this might be nothing, as Waititi has raised the eyebrows of Star Wars fans with his plans for the space epic.

Read more: “Don’t destroy Star Wars like Thor 4”: Taika Waititi Predicts His Star Wars Movie Will Piss People Off and Fans Are Already Concerned

How Taika Waititi Has Already Annoyed Star Wars Fans

It’s been long since it was confirmed Waititi is joining hands with LucasFilm for a Star Wars movie, however, fans have grown frustrated with the lack of significant development concerning the project.

Taika Waititi in a still from Our Flag Means Death
Taika Waititi in a still from Our Flag Means Death.

During the promotion of Next Goal Wins, he told Entertainment Tonight that at the moment he has four other scripts that he’s trying to finish and doesn’t want to rush the movie.

Further, in a separate interview with Variety, he teased fans by suggesting his approach might irk some fans. “It will be … dramatic pause… a Taika Waititi film. It’s gonna p-ss people off,” he said.

Having already p-ssed a lot of Marvel fans with his underwhelming use of stars like Chris Hemsworth and Christian Bale in the MCU, it doesn’t seem wise to take another risk in attempts to create something different and potentially get on the wrong side of Star Wars fandom.

Read more: Marvel Desperately Needs Kenneth Branagh’s “Shakespearean” Take on Thor 5 After Taika Waititi Leaves Franchise in Ruins

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Written by Vishal Singh

Vishal Singh is a Content Writer at FandomWire. Having spent more than half a decade in the digital media space, Vishal specializes in crafting engaging entertainment- and sports-focused stories. He graduated from university with an honors degree in English Literature.