Taika Waititi on How He Persuaded Hollywood to Make His Hitler Comedy 'Jojo Rabbit'

  • Published on Sep 9, 2019
  • Marvel Cinematic Universe director, writer and comedian Taika Waititi's latest flick "Jojo Rabbit" raised many an eyebrow at the Toronto International Film Festival. But after a positive premiere at the Canadian fest, has the new Disney staple won over audiences on his controversial film? The director and the rest of his cast from "Jojo" Sam Rockwell, Stephen Merchant, Roman Griffin Davis and Thomasin McKenzie sat down to explain the process of green lighting a movie where Hitler stars as a little boy's imaginary friend.
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  • Chill_House
    Chill_House Hour ago

    Sam Rockwell: "Best script I've ever read."

    How can he say that after working on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! How Dare HE!!!!!

  • medusa little
    medusa little 2 hours ago

    is it just me or does this seem like the exact same style as wes anderson. which is cool, but man i thought he did it form the ads

  • Tessa Rossa
    Tessa Rossa 12 hours ago

    I loved the ending where the kid and the cute jewish girl escape to Argentina and start a master race of indie filmmakers

  • Promethean Knight

    Love how Roman dressed and styled his hair after Taika you can tell he really looks up to him.

  • blankroyai
    blankroyai 3 days ago +3

    Stephen's eyes are sooo red, during the closeup i thought he was having a hangover πŸ˜‚

  • Kuba Pacula
    Kuba Pacula 4 days ago

    This man is a genius - so glad Hollywood gave him a bunch of $ millions to spread his point of view

  • Misterkill800
    Misterkill800 4 days ago +1

    i am quite surprised that this movie is not getting a LOT of flak.

    • DSAK55
      DSAK55 2 days ago

      In 2002 this movie was suppressed into obscurIty


  • Borb
    Borb 4 days ago

    Bruh mf Wheatley is in this movie

  • No-entiendo ProductionsTM

    Sam Rockwell should come back to marvel ngl

  • loki katzbalger
    loki katzbalger 5 days ago

    German science iz ze best In ze world.

  • scampoli25
    scampoli25 6 days ago

    It was refreshing to see Taika actually answer questions and be genuine about his work instead of just the endearingly eccentric character he always puts on. I'm excited to see this.

  • Carlos Banderas
    Carlos Banderas 7 days ago

    I hope they don't try to make it a Comedy. The Hitlerjugend was an Organization used to make the German youth become soldiers.
    The strict Rules and damadging Ideology are hard to present in a funny way because you can easily forget the effects of the NS.

  • Harry Hunter
    Harry Hunter 7 days ago

    I totally agree with Stephen Merchants point on using humour against dictators, look how upset Kim Jong Un about "the interview"

  • Liam Cothran
    Liam Cothran 7 days ago +2

    This interview instantly becomes 10x funnier when you realize all the adults are stoned πŸ˜‚

  • InfantryGamer42 _
    InfantryGamer42 _ 8 days ago +2

    Ok Balkan people, we can say that we just gave greatest idea for movie ever. Some use of us in this world.

  • illest_one
    illest_one 8 days ago +1

    A...T... and another T what's the last T stands for .πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  • itsanit123
    itsanit123 8 days ago

    stephen merchant looks high

  • Jacob Howard
    Jacob Howard 10 days ago

    I saw this yesterday and it was possibly one of the sweetest, most moving and charming film I’ve ever see.

  • Pablo David Condoleo
    Pablo David Condoleo 10 days ago

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  • Coolstoolgames
    Coolstoolgames 10 days ago

    Don't get into the nazi shit

  • moplet72
    moplet72 11 days ago

    High as a kite

  • Ben  Daulton
    Ben Daulton 11 days ago

    Hollywood: So you want us to green light your movie?
    Taika: Yes!
    Hollywood: Why would we?
    Taika: All the kids you can grope?
    Hollywood: Sold! What about our tarnished image and declining sales due to Harvey Weinstein and etc?
    Taika: We'll make it about Nazis!

  • MrSuckeragi
    MrSuckeragi 11 days ago +1

    Jojo and his Stand - the Furher

  • MrSuckeragi
    MrSuckeragi 11 days ago

    Reminds me of mel brooks, not bad taika

  • 618Fjk
    618Fjk 12 days ago +1

    "During wars, grown ups act like lunatics" funny yet profound πŸ˜†

  • Shmacked Muffins
    Shmacked Muffins 12 days ago

    Taika: i wanna make a movie about jojo...
    Hollywood: ....Got it! you want to make a live action jojo bizarre adventure, take our money.

  • Benjamin Burkhardt
    Benjamin Burkhardt 13 days ago

    He should direct more Marvel movies... Avengers 5 and Deadpool 3 and Eric (want to see how he loses faith in humanity)

  • L. light
    L. light 13 days ago

    Yesh!!! πŸ˜† really want to see this. Looks amazing

  • Life At Home
    Life At Home 14 days ago

    I am so very happy Taika is getting to continue to make movie

  • εΉ³ε’ŒMerema
    εΉ³ε’ŒMerema 14 days ago +1

    das Mett-Einhorn πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  • Sirine Rommel
    Sirine Rommel 15 days ago

    I will be the first to watch the movie when it is released and no one will precede meπŸ˜€

    • L. light
      L. light 13 days ago

      I mightπŸ˜†πŸ˜‰

  • ScienceMe
    ScienceMe 19 days ago +2

    He should have just pitched it as a live action JoJo's Bizarre Adventure spinoff.

  • НадСТда Π“Π°ΠΉΠ΄ΡƒΠΊΠΎΠ²Π°

    could you upload the video about Ned Kelly Gang please

  • Borys Schatz
    Borys Schatz 20 days ago +1

    Wow, they’re so stoned, now I see it too. Amazing πŸ’—

  • SMUS16475
    SMUS16475 21 day ago +1

    Anyone else excited for this film and Thor: Love & Thunder?

  • BwatchesA
    BwatchesA 21 day ago

    is that an skx or an srp

  • Britta Brittas
    Britta Brittas 22 days ago

    But...does Sam R. Dance in this film? 🀨

  • Sacred Wahine
    Sacred Wahine 22 days ago

    they GOTTA b high

  • joao victor k e lima
    joao victor k e lima 23 days ago

    How sweet Taika is

  • Seems Legit
    Seems Legit 23 days ago

    I can already see all the people getting triggered over this movie. Also daaaaamn she cute

    GMBCATASTROPHE 23 days ago

    I think this will become the movie of the decade. I think finally we are humanising the German Children who we mercilessly incinerated. I think we ought to all go to see this movie if we aren't too broke.

  • Revi M Fadli
    Revi M Fadli 25 days ago

    How? Using his stand powers, of course

  • Ben Swailes
    Ben Swailes 25 days ago


  • Pastafari
    Pastafari 26 days ago

    This is my favorite Jojo. Just look at his stand

  • Kaz Winchester
    Kaz Winchester 27 days ago +1

    So The Producers spring time for hitler but the whole film?

  • Hanz Sanitazer
    Hanz Sanitazer 27 days ago

    Marvel Director: *I don’t think i can do this*
    Also Marvel director:

  • Stephen M. Stouter
    Stephen M. Stouter 28 days ago +1

    Roman and Taika: don’t talk to me or my son ever again

  • Nash Dash
    Nash Dash 28 days ago

    Is this really a thing?

  • Luka Krpač
    Luka Krpač 29 days ago +1

    Why does Taika sound like Johnny Depp more than Johnny Depp does?

  • Craigslist Reply
    Craigslist Reply Month ago +1

    taika used to be genuinely funny. Now he just comes across like a tryhard

  • Sara Neves
    Sara Neves Month ago

    Why does everyone look like they want to cry

  • Erica Hairston
    Erica Hairston Month ago +2

    Sam Rockwell's laugh is still George Bush's

  • Christopher Chuauhang

    I fucking love Taika!

  • kdeez
    kdeez Month ago

    The orange guy looks like hes on crack

  • craftynumber2
    craftynumber2 Month ago +1

    Taika is baked as shit lol

  • Official Glitch
    Official Glitch Month ago

    All kiwis are like this, we hate being all serious, it's not us, we like to have a giggle and let our work speak for us. You shouldn't need to jerk yourself off, be arrogant or up tight to be taken seriously or to be recognized as a professional. Everyone is different and Taika represents our fun loving culture so well.

  • Dawson Reece
    Dawson Reece Month ago

    The original book was serious and nothing like this all. I betcha Christine was pissed

  • Jupp Soetebier
    Jupp Soetebier Month ago +1

    I would have never pegged Rockwell as Hollywood kiss-ass, but yeah... what a load of Hollywood kiss-ass crap he unloaded with a nervous laugh. Ugh.

  • Neville Kesha
    Neville Kesha Month ago

    Go Kiwi

  • Neville Kesha
    Neville Kesha Month ago

    Kiwi looks stoned, check out his eyeballs