Director and comedic talent Taika Waititi became a worldwide phenomenon with his fresh and funny Marvel hit Thor: Ragnarok in late 2017. The filmmaker was praised for his light-hearted take on the God of Thunder and gave the character a much-needed comedic boost in its third chapter. Now Waititi has moved over to another beloved franchise, Star Wars, as a director for an episode of The Mandalorian for the upcoming Disney+ service.
When speaking recently with The Observer, the director was asked about his time in both the Star Wars and Marvel Universes and how much he was allowed to infuse his own humor into the projects. It seems that Marvel Productions was a bit more willing to let him experiment than those at Lucasfilm. “There’s definitely some of the stuff I’ve learned over the years from working with [Clement] and [Simms] and everyone else back home that I have brought to my episode. But I can’t… It’s a very sacred universe, the Star Wars universe, so I can’t do too much of it.” said Waititi.
In comparison, Waititi seemed to feel a bit more free with his work on Thor: Ragnarok but still aware of his boundaries saying, “I gotta check. Sometimes they’ll say you’ve driven the Marvel truck out of the land and off the freeway and you gotta come back now,”
The Mandalorian will debut on the Disney+ streaming service at a still unannounced date. The series is being produced by Jon Favreau and stars Pedro Pascal as a lone gunfighter traveling the outreaches of the galaxy in a time between the fall of the Empire and the rise of the First Order. We will be sure to bring you more on this and all Disney+ news as it’s released.
Source: The Observer
Photo Credit: Marvel
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