Taika Waititi (also known as Taika Cohen) is an New Zealand director, actor, screenwriter, and comedian, best known for directing Eagle vs. Shark, writing and directing and appearing in Boy, appearing alongside Ryan Reynolds in Green Lantern.

He is a screenwriter for the 2016 film Moana, and will direct the 2017 Marvel film Thor: Ragnarok, in which he will also play Korg.