Taika Waititi Discusses Injecting His Own Style Of Humor Into ‘Thor: Ragnarok’

Sure, we all know that there are a number of fans that aren’t fond when it comes to the comedic side of Marvel’s films. But sometimes those elements are needed in order lighten things up for audiences. While it’s rumored that Thor: Ragnarok features one of Marvel’s “darkest scripts” yet, it’s definitely going to stick with that formula but from the sounds of things, you can expect a different type of humor from director Taika Waititi. 

The film has been recently compared to the classic 80s buddy comedy Midnight Run and when Collider mentioned this to the director, he commented on what he plans to bring to the film in the humor department.

I love that one moment in Avengers when Hulk grabs Loki and rag dolls him. It lends itself to great humor, do you read those comic books? They’re wacky. They’re crazy. I think that‘s exactly what they need, to keep changing it up. They’ve got their dark films, some are more serious, and I think it’s great that they’re mixing it up. I really want to inject my style of humor into this.

When asked by the site if he had been studying the past Marvel films in an effort to bring something fresh and new to Thor: Ragnarok, Waitii commented on the studio ands how they are constantly evolving in an effort to release the best film possible. 

I’ve learned that there are really no rules. There’s no road map. They’re very similar to Pixar in that way. They are constantly looking for the best story, they’ll tear everything down to rebuild it to make sure they have the best story. That’s why Marvel is good they keep pushing and pushing and trying to get the best thing possible. That’s what I’ve discovered the way things have changed.

Waititi then went on to comment on his approach to the film and that while this is a big budget film, he really wants to make it “relatable to human audiences” and keep it “grounded”. Here’s hoping his approach works out. Let us know your thoughts on the above in the comments section below.

Source: Collider

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