Acclaimed filmmaker Taika Waititi has returned to work, offering fans some new photos of an on set nap. Waititi is just one of many Hollywood filmmakers who have had to put their career on hold thanks to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
After his Oscar-winning success last year with JoJo Rabbit, Waititi was meant to have a very busy and exciting 2020. But of course, no one could have predicted just what this year had in store for the world. Thankfully, fans were also treated to Waititi’s directorial efforts on the season finale of The Mandalorian at the tail end of last year, just before COVID became a global issue. Aside from that, however, there has been very little for fans to sink their teeth into, in terms of new material from the filmmaker. But despite the fact that the pandemic continues to devastate lives, economies and nations alike, Hollywood is slowly but surely taking steps to get delayed productions going once more. Long-waited sequels like Jurassic World: Dominion and Mission: Impossible 7 are once again moving in the right direction, and that can only mean that other filmmakers will soon be following suit.
There’s no shortage of people hoping that Waititi is one of the many filmmakers looking to get working again. Now, thanks to the Waititi’s own Instagram account, we have proof that Waititi is once again back at work. Not only is he back on set, but he’s also looking quite safe and comfortable in the below photos. And although he’s not actually working in the photos, his on-set power nap is more than proof enough that the wheels are in motion on creating new material. Check out the complete images below as well as Waititi’s comments:
As for just what set it is that he’s taking some much-needed rest on, that remains unconfirmed. The best and most likely guess would probably be Next Goal Wins, the comedic adaptation of a 2014 documentary on the American Samoa football team, who were annihilated by Australia in the 2001 World Cup, 31-0. Waititi wrote the adaptation with The Inbetweeners co-creator Iain Morris, and the film will also star Michael Fassbender, Elisabeth Moss and Armie Hammer. Filming on two of Waititi’s other major upcoming projects, Thor: Love and Thunder, as well as his untitled Star Wars film, have yet to officially begin, though there is surely no small amount of people who are desperate for production on both those titles to begin as soon as possible.
With the constant uncertainty that the COVID pandemic has brought to the world, it’s great to see that Waititi is back at work. At the same time, it’s also great to see that he’s taking the proper precautions necessary to ensure that both he, his cast, and crew are all as safe as possible. And of course, it’s very important to keep both moral and creativity levels high – which is clearly the reason for his vital on-set power nap.
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