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“The Mandalorian”: Pedro Pascal’s Bounty Hunter Is Outnumbered [PREVIEW IMAGE]

The Walt Disney Company is looking to keep the streaming momentum going from last month’s D23 Expo 2019. Following up on the release of the series’ official poster and trailer, the fine folks at Disney+ are giving fans a new look at the first live-action Star Wars television/streaming series, The Mandalorian (set to hit the streaming […]


Jojo Rabbit Shouldn't Be A Problematic Film For Disney

“Jojo Rabbit” Shouldn’t Be a Problematic Film for Disney

Recent reports suggest that Disney is concerned about Taika Waititi‘s edgy anti-hate satire, Jojo Rabbit, being distributed by Fox Searchlight. Financially speaking, some of Fox’s films have been disappointments. Understandably, one can understand this could lead to frustration. Fox Searchlight is an indie film label so their films aren’t going to set the box office […]

“Thor 4”: Taika Waititi to Write and Direct Sequel, “Akira” Delayed Again

“Thor 4”: Taika Waititi Set to Write, Direct Sequel; “Akira” Delayed Again

Taika Waititi has signed a deal to write and direct Thor 4, the sequel to his megahit Thor: Ragnarok, with Chris Hemsworth expected to return… though he probably won’t be playing “Lewbowski Thor” with the beer gut. This means Waititi’s remake of Akira for Warner Brothers is on hiatus. That remake, which nobody is excited about, […]

Kaneda and Motorcycle Crew, from "Akira" 1988

Warner Bros Definitely NOT Casting for “Akira” Movie

There has been a lot of speculation around the Bleeding Cool offices this morning over a casting call that just went out from Warner Bros. While it would be easy to think that these description read an awful lot like the characters from Akira, there are several things that totally make us think this is […]

Taika Waititi Set to Save Every One of Us with “Flash Gordon” Film

I don’t know where he’s going to find the time to do it, but Deadline just broke the news that Taika Waititi is going to direct a new Flash Gordon for Disney, and I’m just assuming that he’ll direct a film that will be for every one of us. Every man, every woman, every child. […]

Paul Rudd Hopes Fans Help Get “Ant-Man 3” Going

Paul Rudd doesn’t know what will happen when Phase IV starts in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but one things he does hope to happen is a third solo Ant-Man film. Reunited with Ant-Man co-star Michael Peña to shoot an ad for Pepsi MAX with Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi, Rudd spoke with Yahoo about what […]

Warner Bros. Gives Taika Waititi Live-Action ‘Akira’ Summer 2021 Release Date!

Get those red futuristic motorcycles revved up, Warner Bros. Pictures just gave that long-gestating live-aciton adaptation of Akira a freaking release date!! Taika Waititi has been confirmed as director, too! We’d previously reported on the title a few times, that producer Leonardo DiCaprio‘s passion project had been granted $18.5 million for the production to film in the Golden […]

Wordsmith Taika Waititi Says Darth Vader Was “The Emperor’s B***h”

Taika Waititi, one of our favorite filmmaker personalities, just said some lofty Star Wars words on Twitter. Okay, sure, they’re not WRONG but we’re sure someone somewhere in the galaxy took umbrage. Waititi, writer / director of such notable films as What We Do in The Shadows, Thor: Ragnarok, and Hunt for the Wilder People is […]

Tessa Thompson Talks 'Thor 4', Marvel-ous Female Connections, 'Endgame' Valkyrie

Tessa Thompson Talks ‘Thor 4’, Marvel-ous Female Connections, ‘Endgame’ Valkyrie

We’ve been seriously looking forward to more of Tessa Thompson‘s Thor: Ragnarok character Valkyrie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and we’re REALLY hoping she’ll make an appearance in Avengers: Endgame. Chances are this’ll happen, at least partially, as Valkyrie was included in the massive poster release for the film featuring full-color posters for MCU citizens […]

‘What We Do In The Shadows’ Featurette: Yes, That’s Kayvan Novak’s Real Hair

The undead roommate comedy What We Do In The Shadows is everything we wanted it to be, and we’re thrilled the original writing/directing/producing team of Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement have embraced the FX series so fully. In a new behind-the-scenes featurette released by the network, Waititi and Clement chat a bit about the process of casting […]


Is This Taika Waititi Voicing IG-88 in ‘The Mandalorian’, or Just Directing?

We’re less than a month out from Star Wars Celebration Chicago where we’ll more than likely be getting our first look at Disney+ streaming Star Wars spinoff series The Mandalorian. (They even announced a panel for the tv offering during SWCC today, too.) Some of the best updates we’ve gotten about the show has been from Jon […]

James Gunn Reinstated as Director of Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 3 by Disney

James Gunn has been reinstated as director of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 by Disney, according to a report from Deadline. The director was fired after tweets he made years ago about pedophilia and rape resurfaced online when by alt-right journalists went viral. This has been seemingly confirmed by both Marvel Studios and Gunn’s […]

‘Time Bandits’ TV Series at Apple Gains Taika Waititi, Will Co-Write and Direct

Apple’s upcoming tv series Time Bandits, based on the 1981 film from Terry Gilliam, will have a pretty perfect co-writer and director- Taika Waititi. The New Zealander filmmaker will be co-writing and directing the pilot for the series (it Apple picks it up), which will be co-produced by Anonymous Content, Paramount Television and Media Rights Capital. Gilliam will […]



Taika Waititi NOT Directing ‘Guardians 3’: “Those Are James’s Films”

Taika Waititi is one of those creative minds that we just can’t get enough of. He directed one of our favorite Marvel Studios films (Thor: Ragnarok), one of our favorite mockumentaries (What We Do In The Shadows), and will be a part of the Cosmic Conflict galaxy (directing an episode of Disney+ series The Mandalorian). Waititi’s […]

What We Do in the Shadows | Season 1: Official Trailer [HD] | FX

FX ‘What We Do in The Shadows’ Trailer and Release Date!

We are so thrilled to report the official release date for FX’s upcoming television series adaptation of Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement‘s vampire mockumentary, What We Do In The Shadows. According to FX Network, the pilot episode of the series will air on Wednesday March 27th 2019, AND a brand-new full-length trailer was released: https://youtu.be/SyZi3rJPENs FX even sent […]