- Publish Date
- Monday, 20 November 2017, 11:03AM
His film is winning over critics and fans - but Taika Waititi couldn't help but take a dig at a competing movie over the weekend.
The Kiwi director of Thor: Ragnarok took to Twitter to deliver a subtle burn against Justice League, rival DC Studio's new film that assembles Batman, AquaMan, Wonder Woman and The Flash.
Justice League opened last weekend to a disappointing US$96m (NZ$104.8m), well under its expectations of USD$110m, according to AP.
Waititi retweeted a Marvel Studios tweet stating Thor: Ragnarok was still the #1 movie in the world, and added: "Not sure what else is on at the movies this weekend....."
Waititi's tweet didn't go down well with everyone, with one Twitter user writing: "This sounds a bit disrespectful. I'm hoping I'm not overstepping my boundary, but this hurt me."
Later, Waititi tweeted: "Relax, fools, I'm excited to see it just like everyone else."
Waititi's Thor: Ragnarok received positive reviews from critics, with a 93% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Justice League opened to mostly negative reviews, currently sitting with a 37% score.