Some of your favorites may be dead and you continue to watch, but the connection will be more personal. Your children may watch despite never having watched them while they lived and YouTube will just build up with the oldies and the new tech and remembrance and I don’t think I’ll ever be ready for that.
Taika Waititi talks Thor: Ragnarok , Rey’s parents, Akira, and What We Do In The Shadows sequel.
We’re so excited to see Thor: Ragnarok we’re bursting at the seams like a pair of Bruce Banner’s pants when he gets angry, but today we found a way to help ease the pressure of having to wait for it hit theaters next week. How did we do that? Oh nothing big. We just had the film’s director Taika Waititi stop by Nerdist News Talks Back to tell us all about the movie.
….Oh yeah we did.
On today’s very special (mainly spoiler-free) episode, Waititi told Jessica Chobot and seniorNerdist editor Dan Casey how he’s handling the hype for one of the most anticipated Marvelmovies ever, and why he wanted to make a fun, action-comedy Thor. And while the hilarious tone of the film definitely has Waititi’s signature touch—including lots of on-set improvisation—was there anything he wanted to include that didn’t make it in?/p>
He also answered some viewer questions, like what challenges he faced trying to get his vision of the film to fit into the larger MCU, and if the tough New Zealand “Skux life” chose Thor or he chose it. But we also wanted to know if he thinks Korg (who he voices in the film) could get his own spin-off, how much of the movie was inspired by Walt Simonson’s Thor run (a lot), what it was like on set every day, and if the movie has any Infinity Stones. (We didn’t expect him to answer that one! It never hurts to ask!)
We also had some non-Ragnarok questions, including whether he now has the cache to get us another season of Flight of the Conchords which he worked on (a possible movie is being worked on!), the status of the sequel to What We Do in the Shadows (so far it just has a title: We’re Wolves), and the reports about his live-action Akira movie for Warner Bros. (which would adapt the books rather than the anime!) which, Waititi explained that though “they may be right,” so far they’ve just been discussions.
What does he thinks the next big fashion trend might be? We also asked what other movies he’d love to do for Disney. (A live-action Fantasia would be hard, but we say let the man try.)
But since he has now entered the top tier of big budget Hollywood directors, we fired off a whole slew of questions to test his movie knowledge…and maybe also to see if we could trip him up into giving us some big juicy Marvel spoilers—and even some DCEU and Star Wars spoilers…you never know.
When that didn’t work though (Marvel has really trained their people well—except Mark Ruffalo that is), we just straight up asked him to tell us some news nobody else has yet. (You have to tune in for that one, that’s what makes it cool.)
Here’s the thing I submitted to the tatinof art thing!!! Didn’t get chosen this time around, but no big deal, I had so so so much fun!!!
I did Dan’s a while ago, but I added phil so we would have the complete space kid and plant boy set <3
Anyone that has already attended should message me so we can pick up the pieces of our broken souls together
Requested by anon: ‘ello! You’re taking requests right? Well I hope so. If you are could you write me one about danisnotonfire missing the readers anniversary. Please satisfy this phandom member with some tasty angst.
Dan hadn’t gotten very much sleep the night before. He had been up late editing a video and lost track of time. He noticed when he opened his eyes (Y/N) wasn’t laying next to him. He walked into the living room and checked for her in there. She wasn’t there either. Dan shrugged. He assumed that she went out to run errands or something. Dan spent a lot of the day on Tumblr seeing what everyone was up to.
He heard the door open. Phil walked in with his usual bright smile.
“How’s your day been going?” he asked.
“Fine,” Dan answered. “Why?”
“I got off the phone with (Y/N) and…” Phil trailed off.
“And?” Dan inquired.
“She’s really, really mad Dan,” Phil said.
“What for?” Dan raised his eyebrows.
“Wait, you don’t know? Dan, yesterday was your anniversary,” Phil explained.
“What?!” Dan exclaimed. “When was anyone going to tell me?
"You should have already known,” Phil said. Dan didn’t answer. He grabbed his jacket out of his room and out of the door.
Dan couldn’t believe himself. How had he forgotten something so important? He didn’t buy anything on the way there since getting her something a day late may upset her more. The taxi felt like it was moving at a snail’s pace. Faster. Faster. Faster. Dan chanted over and over in his head.
The taxi pulled up in front of what was now Phil’s apartment. Dan quickly threw money at the driver and made a break for the front door of the building. He rushed to throw the main hallway, much to the annoyance of the lady holding her groceries.
“Hey!” she shouted. Dan mumbled a quick “sorry” and got into the elevator.
He didn’t quite know why he was rushing around. He guessed that he felt that if he didn’t get there quickly she would somehow be more made. He laughed at himself. What a stupid thought. He made his way to the front door of the apartment and knocked.
Phil’s significant other opened the door.
“Hey, Dan. Are you here for (Y/N)?” they asked.
“Yes,” Dan answered.
Phil’s significant other, Casey, stepped aside. Dan walked in and spotted (Y/N) on the couch. Phil’s
“(Y/N), I fucked up okay? I forgot something that should be important to both of us-” Dan was cut off again.
“It wasn’t important to you?!” (Y/N) began to raise her voice.
“Of course it was,” Dan said. “Damn it (Y/N), can’t I finish a sentence?”
(Y/N) in her huff hadn’t realized she had stood up. She sat back down. “Fine.”
“If I could go back and change yesterday, I would. But, I can’t. I just want to make it up to you,” Dan said.
“I’ll stay here with Casey and Phil for a few days. Just to cool down, I swear. You should probably leave,” (Y/N) told him.
“Casey?” Dan looked their direction.
“If that’s what she wants. If you want to see Phil, you can just call him,” they shrugged. Dan made his way out the door and back home. He would tell Phil what (Y/N) had said. He needed to plan a belated anniversary for the both of them.
He thought about why (Y/N) was so worked up over this. It’s just one day, isn’t it? Oh well.