Taika Waititi is a name that’s been getting a lot of traction in the industry in recent years. Due to massive hits like the MCU blockbuster Thor: Ragnarok and the Academy Award-winning Jojo Rabbit, he has become a force to be reckoned with in mainstream Hollywood. However, before all that hype, Waititi was first a rather obscure filmmaker who was known for making quirky, local independent films which really captured the heart of his motherland, New Zealand. Taika is also often cited as being one of the filmmakers who brought New Zealand cinema to the forefront of the world. How did this small-town Maori comic become a Marvel master who is working on Flash Gordon remakes and Star Wars films?
The iconoclastic director has gone from small-town New Zealand comic to Marvel master, winning Oscars and writing Star Wars scripts along the way.Read MoreMovieWeb – Feed