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There's a good chance you're not too familiar with director Taika Waititi - his biggest movie so far was the little-seen vampire mockumentary What We Do In the Shadows (which is seriously so SO good, so go see it). But very soon you'll know his name - he's the director of the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok, which features Thor and Hulk mixing it up with the likes of Jeff Goldblum AND Cate Blanchett. But mostly, he's a genuinely hilarious dude and an extremely out-of-left-field pick to direct a Thor movie (then again, Marvel has a pretty solid track record of picking weird choices for movies and it being amazing).

The main point is: Taika Waititi seems like a hilarious, smart, and ridiculous person, and his Twitter account alone makes us excited for Thor: Ragnarok.




1. He really truly "gets" the Thor series so far.

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2. He's a masterful troll.

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3. Sometimes it's hard to tell if he's trolling or actually dropping hints...



4. I mean, we're 99% sure he's trolling, but...



5. Okay, 99.9% sure...



6. He goofs on the official Thor Twitter account when he's bored.

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7. He's goofin' with the actual Mjolnir prop more than any of the previous Thor directors.



8. He is trolling everyone real hard, but especially Loki-fans.

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9. ...and Jane Foster fans.

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10. ...and ESPECIALLY Sif fans.

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11. He remains level-headed in the Team Cap vs. Team Iron Man debate.

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12. He prefers a good goof over ever giving anyway actual spoilers, yet people KEEP ASKING for some reason.

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13. He reminds us that Anthony Hopkins is always lurking behind us.

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14.  He knows the true secret to the Thor series' success.

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15. He knows how to set Sif-Thor shippers hearts aflutter...

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16. He has the best reasoning ever for the font choice for Thor: Ragnarok.

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17. He's constantly interacting with fellow Marvel directors like Scott Derrickson (Doctor Strange).



18. ...and Peyton Reed (Ant-Man), and James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy).



19. ...and (almost) Jon Watts (Spider-Man: Homecoming).

In short, superhero movies need more directors like Taika Waititi behind the scenes. So do yourself a favor and follow him on Twitter ASAP.






BONUS! The thing he did for San Diego Comic-Con sounds INCREDIBLE.

Thor: Ragnarok did not show an actual teaser or any real footage from the finished film, but instead a short mockumentary-style video of what Thor was up to during the events of Civil War. In short, he was living in Australia with his new flatmate, Darryl.

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Incredibly, footage of this seems to have not been widely-leaked yet - but the descriptions of it sound pretty incredible - including bits of Thor having a tiny bed for Mjolnir when he sleeps, emailing Tony Stark reminiscing about the time he "created the possessed robot that nearly destroyed Earth", etc.