Waititi Offers Update On “Shadows” Sequel

With the release of “Hunt for the Wilderpeople” in U.S. cinemas this week, New Zealand filmmaker Taika Waititi has been out doing promotional rounds and talking up his next project, Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok”.

One question that does come up though is what he intends to do after ‘Thor’, with many suspecting a follow-up to his acclaimed vampire mockumentary “What We Do in the Shadows”. Waititi has previously discussed plans for a werewolf-centric sequel titled “We’re Wolves” and today, while speaking with Entertainment Weekly, the outlet asked him about his plans for the film which he’ll co-write with Jemaine Clement.

“We want to do it, and we’re coming up with story ideas. The first film took us about seven years to make, and we don’t want to do that again. It’s a lot easier now that we have all the characters, and we know how we want to do it, and we know that we can do it.

The first time we were doing it, we had no idea what we were trying to do, really. It’s not like we were inventing the mockumentary genre, but doing it with special effects, and trying to figure that all out, and make it funny, was a really, really long process.

The same werewolf actors would come back. It would basically be Rhys [Darby] and Stu [Rutherford] vying for position as the alpha male in the werewolf gang.”

Waititi went on to reveal the core conflict of the sequel involves the group leader, Anton (Rhys Darby), and the new guy, Stu (Stuart Rutherford), competing to see who’s the top dog of the pack. Waititi has indicated that he plans to make a smaller film after “Thor: Ragnarok”