I have a counter-fan theory on the Gosling/Waititi lunch. [UPDATED.]

[UPDATED: God damn but that’s embarrassing. Lemme wash this egg off my face, and thanks to Constant Reader Zamoose for catching that. Still: Taika Waititi doing a Deadpool flick? That’d be awesome, right? – ML]

First off, though: Ryan Gosling and Taika Waititi, as GeekTyrant itself admits, probably had lunch together because it was Waititi’s birthday. Hey, happy birthday, Taika Waititi! Many happy returns.

Anyway, GeekTyrant would like this to be really about Deadpool being in the next Thor movie. Which… does not work for me, sorry. Wrong theme and style for what Waititi seems to be aiming at in his Thor flicks. I mean, sure, trippy and stuff, but Deadpool is later-day trippy and a good deal more violent than the Jack Kirby vibe Waititi’s going for.

On the other hand? I’d watch a Deadpool flick directed by Waititi. Because he’d go nuts with the source material, embrace the weird, maybe make Vanessa Dea… oh. Oh, my, yes, that would fix the major complication from the last Deadpool really, really nicely. And I’d double watch that movie, then.

But it was probably just a birthday lunch.

Taika Waititi to do Thor 4, at the expense of Akira.

That’s pretty much what that boils down to: Taika Waititi will direct the next Thor movie, but they’re going to have to push back Akira (which he is/was already supposed to direct) in exchange. Let me be honest: I fully expected that a live-action Akira would be horrible, although I didn’t realize that Waititi would be directing it. Another Thor movie with Waititi directing it will likely not be horrible, so this works out as being an net improvement.

Akira fans are, of course, free to disagree with me on this topic, and I will fully understand and not take offense.

Tweet of the Day, …Taika Waititi, you say?

Taika Waititi supposedly is working on a new Flash Gordon? That’s animated?


I’ll allow it.

Trying to decide about this Wellington Paranormal TV show.

Plus: mockumentary by Taika Waititi about cops dealing with magic in New Zealand.

Minus: the trailer to Wellington Paranormal just isn’t clicking for me. Don’t know what it is, but it doesn’t seem to have that zing. I keep waiting for the moment when I laugh, and it isn’t hitting.

Dunno if this is a problem with the show, or the trailer. Honestly, it could be either. I’ve seen some trailers that did their shows absolutely no favors.