As you might know from our glowing coverage of Thor: Ragnorak when it released in 2017, we’re big fans of director Taika Waititi, and we’ve been hearing crazyshit about his latest film, the anti-Nazi satire Jojo Rabbit, in which Waititi stars as a child’s imaginary friend version of Hitler, ever since the script for the project made its way on to the internet last year. Apparently, the final film is scaring the crap out of brand-conscious Disney executives (apparently forgetting that, once upon a time, they made Donald Duck a Nazi for a wartime propaganda short), so we’re most definitely on board with anything that makes the suits at the Mouse sweat through their Mickey ears. On Tuesday, Waititi’s latest got a brand new trailer ahead of its premiere later on in the week, and it looks utterly fantastic. We absolutely can’t wait to finally check this one out, and this latest trailer only makes the wait harder and harder.
Take a look:
Here’s a synopsis:
“Writer director Taika Waititi (‘Thor: Ragnorak,’ ‘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.”
Jojo Rabbit will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival later this week, but we’ll be seeing it at Fantastic Fest later on in September, so you can expect a full review then. Otherwise, you’ll get your chance to see Jojo Rabbit on the big screen when October 18 rolls around.