After the success of Thor: Ragnarok, Taika Waititi is coming back to form with a satire film set in WW2 called Jojo Rabbit. In the film he plays an imaginary version of Adolf Hitler, and we have our first look at him along with star Scarlett Johansson.
First still from the set of WW2 satire, #JojoRabbit: Jojo (played by Roman Griffin Davis) having dinner with his imaginary friend Adolf (played by writer/director @TaikaWaititi), and his mother, Rosie (#ScarlettJohansson)
📷: Kimberley French pic.twitter.com/KbxqaPWyyN
— Jojo Rabbit (@jojorabbitmovie) June 11, 2018
The story of the film is said to be about a young boy (Roman Griffin Davis) who discovers that his mother is harboring a fugitive Jewish girl. The boy is also said to have imaginary conversations with an imaginary version of Hitler who is played by Taika Waititi.
I love the premise, and having Waititi play Hitler would just be hilarious onscreen. Sure WW2 is a touchy subject, but with Waititi’s speciality with happy/sad cinema, I’m sure Jojo Rabbit is going to be filled with some heart and genuinely funny moments.
Here’s a BTS photo with Waititi poking fun at the MCU:
Can't believe I get to work with Scarlett Witch from the scavengers movies! Here I am teaching her how to use Captain Merika's mini biscuit shield to defend herself from a mini nazi attack. #jojorabbit #FiniteWar @jojorabbitmovie pic.twitter.com/bD16VWe1PK
— Taika Waititi (@TaikaWaititi) June 11, 2018
No release date has been set for Jojo Rabbit, but the film could probably come out sometime next year.