The prolific Taika Waititi will now star in, along with producing, the upcoming HBO Max comedy sequence Our Flag Means Loss of life, in accordance with Deadline. The interval sequence is loosely primarily based on the true adventures of Stede Bonnet, a rich landowner who gave up fancy dwelling in 1717 to hit the excessive seas as a pirate–a nice premise for a comedy made all the higher with the information that Waititi might be starring because the dreaded pirate Blackbeard.
Waititi joins the beforehand introduced sequence lead Rhys Darby, who will play Bonnet. Darby and Waititi have labored and in addition acted collectively on the HBO sequence Flight of the Conchords and the movie What We Do within the Shadows. Till this announcement, Waititi was solely anticipated to provide the sequence and direct Our Flag Means Loss of life’s pilot, when the sequence was first introduced again in 2020.
“Our Blackbeard is a legend, a lover, a fighter, a tactical genius, a poetic soul, and fairly probably insane,” stated sequence creator David Jenkins. “Just one man may play this function, and that’s the nice Taika Waititi. We’re thrilled past measure he is determined to don the beard.”
Waititi can also be making two animated Charlie and the Chocolate Manufacturing facility sequence primarily based on the basic Roald Dahl guide, plus Reservation Canine, an upcoming FX sequence about Native American teenagers combating and in addition committing crime in rural Oklahoma. Darby and Waititi may even be collaborating in one other Waititi undertaking, the upcoming sports activities comedy Subsequent Purpose Wins, which Waititi is co-writing and directing. Waititi might be directing an upcoming Star Wars movie, following his work on The Mandalorian.
Waititi is slated to start work on Our Flag Means Loss of life as soon as he has completed directing the Thor: Ragnarok sequel, Thor: Love and Thunder. The Marvel film is at present scheduled to hit theaters in February 2022 and can star Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, and Christian Bale.