Now, if your idea of appropriate directorial behavior is largely based on the calm, besuited ideal of an #AlfredHitchcock, or the boyish, joyful geekery of a Spielberg, then you might want to look away now. Y'see, while the majority of the directors that #MarvelStudios has hired for the #MCU have thus far proven to be fairly sober, serious types (with even the jovial likes of #JossWhedon and #JamesGunn taking their projects rather seriously), #ThorRagnarok helmer #TaikaWaititi seems to have a very, very different approach to his job.
Taika Waititi Just 'Trolled' Goodbye To Chris Hemsworth And Tom Hiddleston
That, at least, seems the most obvious way to describe Waititi's apparently earnest yet clearly entirely flippant (pun absolutely intended) message to his two stars. What's more, the director's doubling down on the old fashioned bird-flip ultimately proves an endearing accompaniment to his "pair of idiots"-referencing caption, thus achieving its inevitable covert goal: To make us all even more excited to see Waititi's outsider take on the #Marvel universe. Oh, and to let us all know that principal photography on the movie is set to end any day now. But mostly the goofy excitement thing.
After all, this is a man whose approach to Reddit AMA's is roughly that of a typical college freshman...
...albeit one who knows #TessaThompson...
...and whose response to the new #Logan poster was, well, this:
Not, of course, that he reserves his gleefully gentle snark for competitors. Marvel's other directors are often on the receiving end of some trademark Waititi wit, too:
And, of course, he posts stuff like this. Because the guy directing Thor: Ragnarok is officially an 8-year-old.
And, honestly? He couldn't be more perfect.
Just maybe don't tell #Loki that he's not the funny one anymore. Or, for that matter, let #Thor know that he's actually a fictional character, being directed in a major motion picture by a distinctly entertaining New Zealander. The big lug couldn't deal with that kind of meta breakdown — not even after spending all that time living with his new buddy Darryl:
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In the meantime, what do you think? Just how funny will Waititi's take on the MCU turn out to be? Let us know below!