View Full Version : Taika Waititi to write/direct Thor 4 as Akira delayed once again

July 17th, 2019, 15:30
Taika Waititi will once again be bringing the thunder as the New Zealand filmmaker has reportedly been confirmed to direct a still-untitled fourth Thor movie for Marvel Studios. That’s according to a new report from The Hollywood Reporter (https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/taika-waititi-direct-thor-4-1224464), which also adds that Waititi himself will be penning the script this time around. This is the first time we’re hearing anything concrete about the upcoming sequel in the wake of the title character’s major status quo change in Avengers: Endgame (which I won’t spoil here for the two of you that still haven’t seen it) so it will be interesting to see what direction the film takes.
As for Waititi, while he had previously just been an indie comedy darling, 2017’s Thor: Ragnarok launched his profile into the cosmos. With Waititi’s special brand of irreverent oddball humour coupled with Jack Kirby-esque visuals and the amazing chemistry of the cast led by Chris Hemsworth, Ragnarok was an absolute blast (https://www.criticalhit.net/entertainment/thor-ragnarok/). It subsequently became the best-reviewed of all the Thor films by a huge margin with a 93% Fresh rating on RottenTomatoes and earned a whopping $854 million worldwide. With that unprecedented level of franchise success, it was always a matter of “when” and not “if” Marvel would get Waititi to make another Thor movie. The problem was that thanks to his success, Waititi’s schedule had filled up rather quickly.