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Taika Waititi Hits 'RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under' Premiere After HBO Max Pirate Series Announcement

Taika Waititi Hits 'RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under' Premiere After HBO Max Pirate Series Announcement

Taika Watiti dances around the blue carpet with Philma Box at the premiere of RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under held at the Sydney Opera House on Friday (April 30) in Sydney, Australia.

The 45-year-old actor and Thor: Love and Thunder director will be a guest judge on the upcoming season alongside two of the country’s famous sisters.

Taika also had some more exciting news about what’s ahead of him after wrapping up the Marvel movie – an HBO Max comedy series called Our Flag Means Death.

The series, according to Entertainment Weekly, is based on the true story of Stede Bonnet, an aristocrat who abandoned his pampered lifestyle to become a pirate.

Taika is set to play one of the most famous pirates of all in the show – Blackbeard.

“Our Blackbeard is a legend, a lover, a fighter, a tactical genius, a poetic soul, and quite possibly insane,” series creator and showrunner David Jenkins said in a statement. “Only one man could play this role, and that is the great Taika Waititi. We’re thrilled beyond measure he’s decided to don the beard.”

Rhys Darby will star as Stede, and Taika will also executive produce and direct the pilot episode.

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