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Entertainment Taika Waititi pokes fun at Joker director, triggers DC fanboys

08:15  04 october  2019
08:15  04 october  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Taika Waititi has fired up a group of angry film fans by poking fun at Joker filmmaker Todd Phillips on Twitter. Waititi is perhaps most well known internationally for directing Thor: Ragnarok, which is part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) - the rival of the DC Extended Universe (DCEU), to which

Waititi simply wrote, "Lol he funny ," in response, and fans have flocked to the post to rally behind one of the directors . While some say they see where Upcoming DC movies include Joker on October 4th, Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) on February 7, 2020

Taika Waititi has fired up a group of angry film fans by poking fun at Joker filmmaker Todd Phillips on Twitter.

The Boy filmmaker joked that Phillips was "funny" for claiming that "woke culture" is ruining comedy.

Waititi is perhaps most well known internationally for directing Thor: Ragnarok, which is part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) - the rival of the DC Extended Universe (DCEU), to which Joker belongs.

This rivalry between the comic book brands' fanbases means Waititi's tweet has triggered some fanboys.

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Taika Waititi has goaded Duncan Garner on Twitter after The AM Show host took him to task for his "This guy – a brilliant film director , no doubt about that – he's gone too far, it's too extreme. Waititi stated in that interview he was "not very proud of coming from a place that everyone overseas thinks

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"Oh you're campaigning hard, I see. You want an Oscar? Won't happen Marvel boy," tweeted Twitter user @rotovisor, racking up hundreds of likes.

"[Waititi's films are] all s---. Todd Phillips won a Golden Lion and could possibly be nominated for Best Director for Joker. Wtf has Taika done? Dude ruined the Thor character," added @DragonStone237.

Waititi's initial tweet has over 80,000 likes, 10,000 retweets and hundreds of comments.

  Taika Waititi pokes fun at Joker director, triggers DC fanboys © Getty Many are debating those attacking him, with some highlighting the accolades other MCU films have won - such as Black Panther's three Oscars.

Trans activist and author Brynn Tannehill joined in the conversation and jokingly mocked Waititi, along with Sir Peter Jackson.

"What the hell does Taika know? Thor: Ragnarok wasn't funny at all because it didn't make any 'trans people are gross traps for straight men jokes'," Tannehill tweeted.

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Taika David Cohen (born 16 August 1975), known professionally as Taika Waititi (/ˈtaɪkə waɪˈtiːti/ (listen)), is a New Zealand filmmaker and actor.

"Freakin' Kiwis. Think they know about cinema and stuff. Who the hell is Peter Jackson anyway?"

The tweet Waititi was responding to linked to an article in which Phillips explained why he was "out" of making comedies.

"Go try to be funny nowadays with this woke culture," Phillips told Vanity Fair.

  Taika Waititi pokes fun at Joker director, triggers DC fanboys © Getty "There were articles written about why comedies don't work anymore - I'll tell you why, because all the f------ funny guys are like, 'F--- this s---, because I don’t want to offend you'. It's hard to argue with 30 million people on Twitter."

The director of 2004's Starsky & Hutch added that moving to comic book movies was, for him, a natural progression.

"With all my comedies - I think that what comedies in general all have in common - is they're irreverent. So I go, 'How do I do something irreverent, but f--- comedy? Oh I know, let's take the comic book movie universe and turn it on its head with this'. And so that's really where that came from."

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Taika Waititi , Writer: What We Do in the Shadows. Taika Waititi , also known as Taika Cohen, hails from the Raukokore region of the East Coast of New Zealand, and is the son of Robin (Cohen), a teacher, and Taika Waiti, an artist and farmer. His father is Maori (Te-Whanau-a-Apanui)

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Despite Waititi's involvement in the MCU, he is starring in upcoming DCEU movie Suicide Squad 2.

His next film, the anti-hate satire Jojo Rabbit in which he plays Adolf Hitler, will be released in New Zealand cinemas later this month.

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