Taika Waititi is about to play Blackbeard in HBO Max’s Our Flag Means Dying, a comedy sequence primarily based on the lifetime of the pirate Stede Bonnet.
Taika Waititi is about to play the notorious pirate Edward Train AKA Blackbeard on HBO Max‘s comedy sequence, Our Flag Means Dying.
Per The Hollywood Reporter, Waititi may even government produce the present and direct its pilot episode, as was first reported in Sept. 2020. “Our Blackbeard is a legend, a lover, a fighter, a tactical genius, a poetic soul, and fairly presumably insane,” stated showrunner David Jenkins. “Just one man might play this position, and that’s the nice Taika Waititi. We’re thrilled past measure he’s determined to don the beard.”
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Created by Jenkins, Our Flag Means Death relies loosely on the story of Stede Bonnet, a real-life Barbadian aristocrat who left his world of privilege to turn into a pirate within the early 18th century, incomes him the nickname “The Gentleman Pirate.” Bringing Bonnet to life is Rhys Darby, who beforehand labored with Waititi on his acclaimed 2014 vampire mockumentary movie What We Do in the Shadows and 2016 comedy Hunt for the Wilderpeople. Darby additionally performed Murray Hewitt on the cult hit comedy sequence Flight of the Conchords, a present that includes a handful of episodes written and/or directed by Waititi.
“A sequence idea like this jumps off the web page and you may immediately envision each second,” stated Sarah Aubrey, head of unique content material, HBO MAX, when Our Flag Means Dying was introduced. “David and Taika’s distinctive tackle Bonnet’s rollicking misadventures on the excessive seas, are positive to thrill and delight audiences in every single place.”
Waititi is at present directing Thor: Love & Thunder, a sequel to his 2017 Marvel Cinematic Universe movie, Thor: Ragnarok, for a 2022 launch date. He is additionally connected to helm an as-yet untitled Star Conflict film from a script he is creating with 1917 screenwriter Krysty Wilson-Cairns.
As for his work on the other facet of the digital camera: Waititi is about to reprise his MCU position as Korg in Love & Thunder, along with voicing the character in an episode of Marvel’s animated What If…? series on Disney+. He may even play a task in James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad and seem reverse his Inexperienced Lantern costar Ryan Reynolds within the upcoming Free Guy, an motion/comedy a couple of financial institution teller who realizes he is actually a non-playable character (NPC) in a violent, open-world online game.
Supply: The Hollywood Reporter
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