Taika Waititi Talks ‘Thor: Ragnarok’; Promises More Focus On The Titular Character

While promotion his latest film at the Sundance Film Festival, director Taika Waititi also commented on his next project, the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok. Speaking with Crave Online, the director was asked about how much freedom he has on the film, Waititi had the following to say on the matter.

I guess we’ll see once we get on set. I think on set it’s a different story. It’s basically about coming in under budget. [Laughs.] That’s all it’s about. If you come in under budget and on time you can do what you want, really. Just stick to what the idea of the story is. I always do that. And I’ve talked a lot about my style and the way I work on set, which is very improvisational. I make up a lot of shots on the spot sometimes but I always have a plan. I always plan what I’m going to do and then I’ll throw that plan away when I see what the actors want to do, and then we have to come to a common ground and figure that out.

The director then went on to confirm that Marvel Studios had approached him to pitch his take on the threequel and revealed something that should make fans happy. There have been complaints in the past that the Thor films focus a bit too much on the other characters and from the sounds of things, that won’t be the case with Ragnarok as Waititi stated that if “you’re going to call the movie Thor, Thor has to be the best character.”

Sounds good to me. While I’ve been a fan of both of the prior Thor films, they definitely could use a little more character focus. But could the addition of Bruce Banner and The Hulk hurt that a bit and take away from the God Of Thunder? Let us know what you think about Waititi’s comments in the section below.

Source: Crave Online

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