January 26, 2023

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Looks like we’ll have to wait a few more months to see Taika Waititi’s new movie.

Next goal wins is a football comedy based on true events (and this documentary in particular).

However, its release has now been postponed, from April 21 to September 22 next year.

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Fortunately, it looks like it will be worth the wait. A first batch of footage dropped from the movie last month, and it looks like it’s going to be a heartwarming, funny watch.

Waititi (who serves as co-writer, producer, and director) also gave some information about the movie and why he made it.

He explained: “The story is about the worst football team in the world, who are known for the biggest defeat in an international match against Australia, 31-0, which is a goal about every four minutes.

“I just like underdog stories. Most of my films are about people living on the margins, or a little bit left out, and it fits right in with me.”

He also added, “It’s a true story, but it has all the elements that all the big sports movies have. It’s basically the Cool runs of football.”

If it’s something like that cool running, it will undoubtedly be a hit.

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The star-studded cast includes Michael Fassbender as Coach Thomas Rongen, alongside Elisabeth Moss and Will Arnett. Arnett plays a fictional character originally intended to be a small cameo role, but was expanded after joining the project.

Waititi also makes us wait for his promise Star Wars film, with its busy schedule preventing it from coming to fruition.

Lucky for the meantime, Waititi’s Thor: Love and Thunder is on Disney+ after it was released earlier this year… hopefully that can help us through September.

All four Thor movies, among others Thor: Love and Thunderare now available to stream Disney+.

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