- He was nominated for a WAFCA Award for Best Motion Capture Performance for his work on Thor: Ragnarok.
- He was nominated for an Empire Award for Best Director for his work on Thor: Ragnarok.
- He was nominated for an MTV Movie & TV Award for Scene Stealer for his work on Thor: Ragnarok.
- He was nominated for a Teen Choice Award for Best Scene Stealer for his work on Thor: Ragnarok.
- Together with Eric Pearson, Craig Kyle and Christopher Yost, he was nominated for a Dragon Award for Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Movie for his work on Thor: Ragnarok.
- Together with Eric Pearson, Craig Kyle and Christopher Yost, he was nominated for a Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation - Long Form for his work on Thor: Ragnarok.
- Taika Waititi is the fourth Marvel Cinematic Universe director to play a part in the film he is directing. The first was Jon Favreau, who portrayed Happy Hogan in Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Iron Man 3, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Avengers: Endgame, and Spider-Man: Far From Home, despite not directing the latter four. The second was Joe Russo, who portrayed Doctor Fine and an interviewer in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Theo Broussard in Captain America: Civil War, and a grieving man in Captain America's support group in Avengers: Endgame. The third was James Gunn, who portrayed a Maskless Sakaaran in Guardians of the Galaxy.
- Taika Waititi is the second director/actor to reprise his role in a film he did not direct, after Jon Favreau.
- Taika Waititi is one of the actors who have portrayed multiple characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
- Taika Waititi's second film as director, Boy, has several references to Hulk.
- Taika Waititi is the husband of Chelsea Winstanley.
- Taika Waititi previously worked with Sam Neill in Hunt for the Wilderpeople and worked with him again in Rick and Morty.
- Taika Waititi previously worked with Clancy Brown and Angela Bassett in Green Lantern.
- Taika Waititi previously worked with Rachel House in Eagle vs Shark, Boy, and Hunt for the Wilderpeople.
- Taika Waititi previously worked with Jeffrey Wright in Rick and Morty.
- Taika Waititi worked again with Dave Bautista and Tilda Swinton in What We Do in the Shadows.
- Taika Waititi worked again with Jon Favreau in The Mandalorian.
- Taika Waititi worked again with Scarlett Johansson in Jojo Rabbit.
- Taika Waititi voiced an alternate version of Korg in the Revolution 2.0 Motion Comic tie-in to Marvel: Contest of Champions.
- Taika Waititi is the first director to direct more than one Thor film, having directed Thor: Ragnarok and will be directing Thor: Love and Thunder. Kenneth Branagh directed Thor while Alan Taylor directed Thor: The Dark World.
- Taika Waititi is one of the actors to portray characters for both Marvel Studios and DC Entertainment. He portrayed Thomas Kalmaku in Green Lantern.
- Taika Waititi shares his birthday with Angela Bassett.
- Taika Waititi had a cameo in the music video for Jeremy Renner's song "Main Attraction". 
- Korg To Reportedly Have A Larger Role In ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’
- Taika Waititi to Direct 'Thor 4' (Exclusive) - The Hollywood Reporter
- Taika Waititi on ‘Thor: Ragnarok’, How the Story Changed When He Signed On, and More
- Revolution 2.0 Motion Comic | Marvel Contest of Champions
- Renner - "Main Attraction"
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