In the “Our Flag Means Death” Clip, Taika Waititi Plays Blackbeard

The official trailer of “Our Flag Means Death” has revealed Taika Waititi in a diabolically funny role! The period drama is about the Blackbear pirate and falls in the genre of comedy.

Taika Waititi stars alongside Rhys Darby who plays the main character of Stede Bonnet. Of course, there is more to the story and characters. You’ll read all about it later in the article!

The upcoming series is created by David Jenkins who has previously won a lot of prestigious awards. Moreover, Taika and Rhys have already worked on a project before so their chemistry is already phenomenal.

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The other actors who are up till now on board are no less than this duo! Almost all of them have worked on various blockbuster movies. So, we know that the movie is in safe hands. In the words of Jenkins:

“Our Blackbeard is a legend, a lover, a fighter, a tactical genius, a poetic soul, and quite possibly insane. 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.

Our Flag Means Death Release Date

Our Flag Means Death’s first 3 episodes will drop on 3rd March 2022. While the rest of them will be released later. The next three are scheduled to release on 10th March. And then the rest of the four episodes will drop in pairs, weekly. It will exclusively be available for streaming on HBO Max

Our Flag Means Death Cast

The star-studded cast of “Our Flag Means Death” includes:

  • Rhys Darby as Stede Bonnet
  • Taika Waititi as Blackbeard
  • Kristian Nairn as Wee John Feeney
  • Nathan Foad as Lucius
  • Samson Kayo as Oluwande
  • Rory Kinnear as Captain Nigel Badminton and Chauncey Badminton
  • Con O’Neill as Izzy
  • Vico Ortiz as Bonifacia
  • Ewen Bremner as Buttons
  • David Fane as Fang
  • Joel Fry as Frenchie
  • Guz Khan as Ivan
  • Matthew Maher as Black Pete
  • Leslie Jones
  • Nat Faxon
  • Fred Armisen
  • Samba Schutte
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Our Flag Means Death

Our Flag Means Death Plot

The story is set in 1717 and follows Rhys Darby after he transitions from an aristocratic life into a pirate one! The guy is having a midlife crisis. The trailer revealed the series to be even 10x funnier. Of course, there will be some parts that will make you feel low but at the end of the day, you’ll be in fit due to the amazing screenplay!

The official synopsis for the plot of the series is:

“The unique new comedy is loosely based on the true adventures of an 18th-century would-be pirate, Stede Bonnet. After trading in his comfortable life for one of a buccaneer, Stede becomes captain of a pirate ship but struggles to earn the respect of his potentially mutinous crew. Stede’s fortunes change after a fateful run-in with the infamous Captain Blackbeard.”

Our Flag Means Death Trailer 

The official trailer for ‘Our Flag Means Death is out now! So, stream it before you miss out. The trailer opens with Bonnet speculating about the exploits of famous pirates. However, Bonnet is not like other pirates at all.

This was pretty evident throughout the footage. Instead of killing people (literally), he aims to always kill people with kindness. So, we think we already have a favorite character from the series! His power move is to dress the best.

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Because if you’re dressed in one of the finest clothes, the pirates will already be yours. But is he being delusional? Because if he is fantasizing about the pirate life well then he’ll have to suffer through the grave consequences! 

Leslie Jones has also made the final cut in the trailer. And she appears to be a “tough” pirate. Waititi did not feature much in the trailer but the little screen time that he had was enough to light up the mood. Both Blackbeard and Bonnet are coming soon to HBO Max on 3rd March! So, don’t forget to clear the date. 

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