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Though a lot of MCU fans are waiting on Taika Waititi to start working on Thor: Love and Thunder, Waititi’s more indie-loving fanbase is anticipating the release of next month’s Jojo Rabbit. Fox Searchlight has just released a new trailer for the movie, and it gives us a better look at the characters and the overall theme of the film.
Here’s the official description:
Writer-director Taika Waititi (THOR: RAGNAROK, HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE), brings his signature style of humor and pathos to his latest film, JOJO RABBIT, a World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy (Roman Griffin Davis as JoJo) whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a young Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler (Taika Waititi), Jojo must confront his blind nationalism.
What I absolutely love about the film is how it looks to be Waititi coming back to his signature directing style. A lot of people were fans of Thor: Ragnarok, but Waititi fans kind of felt like it wasn’t his best work. With Jojo Rabbit, there still looks to be a lot of kooky humor, but we get to see some more of the human side of things, which is what makes Waititi’s films resonate so well with the audience.
Personally, I can’t wait, and I’m hoping Marvel lets Waititi put this kind of heart when it comes to Love and Thunder—when he starts working on it that is.
Catch Jojo Rabbit when it hits theaters Oct. 18.