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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  • Hastyscorpion
    Hastyscorpion Day ago

    Can we call this movie Calvin and Nazi Hobbs?

  • usynn stradler
    usynn stradler Day ago

    He reminds me of Captain Jack Sparrow

  • Fuq u Plz
    Fuq u Plz Day ago


  • ElusiaBoomkin
    ElusiaBoomkin Day ago

    they're so stoned lol

  • Grant Davidson
    Grant Davidson 2 days ago

    Taika looks like he's been on the Piss all day..

  • Doris in Drag
    Doris in Drag 2 days ago

    Fuck this whole movies concept
    Popularizing and making nazi’s comedic
    Good on u..... gross
    Idc wht twists are in it
    Or if its imaginary
    Its making nazi’s funny and tht has never and should never be the case

  • Eire Finn
    Eire Finn 3 days ago

    He like your friend weird dad πŸ˜‚

  • Lu Know It
    Lu Know It 3 days ago

    Needs more Sam Rockwell

  • Jose Danilo
    Jose Danilo 3 days ago

    Absolutely brilliant film, loved it.

  • Captain Noob
    Captain Noob 3 days ago

    We need more parodies

  • King Arthur King of the Britons

    Watched this while reading Mein Kampf.

    I don’t know what I’ve done, but now I have a sudden urge to purge the Fatherland.

  • King Arthur King of the Britons

    0:39 *laughs in Bruno Ganz*

  • Chill_House
    Chill_House 4 days ago +1

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

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

    • Chill_House
      Chill_House 2 days ago

      @Super Natural Lord it doesn't come off as my cock. More Mike Ock. You're cancelled.

    • Super Natural Lord
      Super Natural Lord 2 days ago

      Chill_House Mike-ock

    • Chill_House
      Chill_House 2 days ago

      @Super Natural Lord which Mike are you referring to?

    • Super Natural Lord
      Super Natural Lord 2 days ago

      Chill_House you remind me of Mike

    • Chill_House
      Chill_House 2 days ago

      @Super Natural Lord Your whole life after today will be haunted by my comment. Live well my friend.

  • medusa little
    medusa little 4 days 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 4 days 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
    Promethean Knight 5 days ago +1

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

  • blankroyai
    blankroyai 7 days ago +5

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

    • grderable
      grderable 2 days ago

      Poor dudes just baked as fuck

  • Kuba Pacula
    Kuba Pacula 8 days ago +1

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

  • Misterkill800
    Misterkill800 8 days ago +1

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

    • DSAK55
      DSAK55 6 days ago

      In 2002 this movie was suppressed into obscurIty


  • Borb
    Borb 8 days ago

    Bruh mf Wheatley is in this movie

  • No-entiendo ProductionsTM

    Sam Rockwell should come back to marvel ngl

  • loki katzbalger
    loki katzbalger 9 days ago

    German science iz ze best In ze world.

  • scampoli25
    scampoli25 10 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 11 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 11 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 11 days ago +5

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

  • InfantryGamer42 _
    InfantryGamer42 _ 12 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 12 days ago +1

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

  • itsanit123
    itsanit123 12 days ago

    stephen merchant looks high

  • Jacob Howard
    Jacob Howard 14 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 14 days ago

    Hola soy Adam Jackson David condoleo Mejor actor de todos enmorado de RomΓ‘n Griffin Davis para siempre forever amor verdadero para siempre bombonazo πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’˜πŸ’˜πŸ’˜πŸ’˜πŸ’˜πŸ’˜πŸ’˜πŸ’˜πŸ’˜πŸ’˜πŸ’˜πŸ’˜πŸ’˜πŸ’˜πŸ’˜πŸ’˜πŸ’˜πŸ’˜πŸ’˜πŸ’˜πŸ’˜πŸ’˜πŸ’˜πŸ’˜πŸ’˜πŸ’˜πŸ’˜πŸ’˜πŸ’˜πŸ’˜πŸ’˜πŸ’˜πŸ’˜πŸ’˜πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’– πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜ el martrioΓ±o el anillo πŸ’πŸ’ para siempre forever amor verdadero para siempre forever amor verdadero . El martrioΓ±o en se secreto Adam Jackson David condoleo y RomΓ‘n Griffin Davis este mes 2019-2020 nos vemos a casarnos para siempre forever amor verdadero para siempre. Nadie mΓ‘s a demas soy gays.

  • Coolstoolgames
    Coolstoolgames 14 days ago

    Don't get into the nazi shit

  • moplet72
    moplet72 15 days ago

    High as a kite

  • Ben  Daulton
    Ben Daulton 15 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 15 days ago +1

    Jojo and his Stand - the Furher

  • MrSuckeragi
    MrSuckeragi 15 days ago

    Reminds me of mel brooks, not bad taika

  • 618Fjk
    618Fjk 16 days ago +1

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

  • Shmacked Muffins
    Shmacked Muffins 16 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 17 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 17 days ago

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

  • Life At Home
    Life At Home 18 days ago

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

  • εΉ³ε’ŒMerema
    εΉ³ε’ŒMerema 18 days ago +1

    das Mett-Einhorn πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  • Sirine Rommel
    Sirine Rommel 19 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 17 days ago

      I mightπŸ˜†πŸ˜‰

  • ScienceMe
    ScienceMe 23 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 24 days ago +1

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

  • SMUS16475
    SMUS16475 25 days ago +1

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

  • BwatchesA
    BwatchesA 25 days ago

    is that an skx or an srp

  • Britta Brittas
    Britta Brittas 26 days ago

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

  • Sacred Wahine
    Sacred Wahine 26 days ago

    they GOTTA b high

  • joao victor k e lima
    joao victor k e lima 27 days ago

    How sweet Taika is

  • Seems Legit
    Seems Legit 27 days ago

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

    GMBCATASTROPHE 27 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 29 days ago

    How? Using his stand powers, of course

  • Ben Swailes
    Ben Swailes 29 days ago


  • Pastafari
    Pastafari Month ago

    This is my favorite Jojo. Just look at his stand

  • Kaz Winchester
    Kaz Winchester Month ago +1

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

  • Hanz Sanitazer
    Hanz Sanitazer Month ago

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

  • Stephen M. Stouter
    Stephen M. Stouter Month ago +1

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

  • Nash Dash
    Nash Dash Month ago

    Is this really a thing?