Taika Waititi Shares How He Got Hired by Marvel: “If You Want a Job, You’ve Got to Lie”

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Taika Waititi, a director with many successful projects in his name, is perhaps best know by Marvel fans for his involvement with Thor saga. He directed both Thor: Ragnarok, released in 2017 and Thor: Love and Thunder which hits theaters in a few months, marking the fourth movie in the saga. The movie stars number of household names like Christian Bale, Natalie Portman, Chris Hemsworth, Matt Damon and Chris Pratt, so needles to say, fans are pretty hyped up.

Waititi always keeps himself busy, so he made a new show – a pirate action/comedy named Our Flag Means Death, which just released its first three episodes on HBO Max. Waititi paid a visit to The Late Late Show with James Corden to discuss the new show, but naturally, Marvel came up during the chat as well. When he was asked how he succeeded in impressing Marvel back when they hired him to direct Thor: Ragnarok, Waititi shared his great trick is to simply say yes to everything.

“Say yes. Say yes to everything. Just nod. Yes, absolutely I can do that. I won’t let you down.’ It’s like getting any job. If you want a job, you’ve got to lie. You’ve got to fake it.”

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In the last year’s interview, Waititi revealed that Thor: Love and Thunder is “the craziest film” he had ever done – so crazy, in fact, that “it shouldn’t make sense”:

“Well, just between (me and) you and the readers, I’ve done some crazy shit in my life. I’ve lived, like, ten lifetimes. But it’s the craziest film I’ve ever done. If you wrote down all the elements of this film, it shouldn’t make sense. It’s almost like it shouldn’t be made. If you walked into a room and said, ‘I want this and this and this.’ Who’s in it? These people. What are you going to call it? Love And Thunder. I mean, you’d never work again. Maybe I won’t after this.”

The first three episodes of Our Flag Means Death are now streaming on HBO Max. Thor: Love & Thunder is currently scheduled to hit theaters on July 8th.

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