The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Thor: Ragnarok helmer Taika Waititi is returning to write and direct the fourth installment in the Thor series with Chris Hemsworth expected to reprise his role as Marvel’s God of Thunder.
According to the trade, Taika Waititi has closed a deal cementing his return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And while Chris Hemsworth may be returning for another outing as Thor, the project will ultimately delay the long-in-development, live-action Akira movie at Warner Brothers. The studio had originally dated Akira to hit theaters May 21, 2021. While the casting process had already begun, the adaptation is being put on hold as the production timeline for Thor 4 began to conflict with Akira.
Despite Taika Waititi shifting his focus back to Thor with Chris Hemsworth, Warner Bros. reportedly still wants to move forward on Akira with Taika Waititi after he completes Thor 4. Akira has been in development since Warner Bros. first acquired the option to produce a live-action remake of the property back in 2002.
As for Chris Hemsworth’s Thor, the actor previously revealed he would very much be interested in joining James Gunn’s next Guardians of the Galaxy movie. The end of Avengers: Endgame saw Thor seemingly paired up with the Guardians for their next adventure, something that spawned the theory that the film would take its name after the Asgardians of the Galaxy comic series. Gunn has since confirmed that this will not be the case for the highly anticipated third installment of the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise.
What do you think? Are you excited to see another Taika Waititi directed-Thor film with Chris Hemsworth? Are you disappointed Taiki Waititi won’t be directing Akira first? Sound-off your thoughts in the comments!
Chris Hemsworth can currently be seen as Thor in Avengers: Endgame. Here’s the official synopsis for that movie:
The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films, “Avengers: Endgame.”
Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Avengers:Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Benedict Wong, Jon Favreau, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow and Josh Brolin.
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Henry Cavill’s ‘The Witcher’ Debuts New Poster & First Look Photos
Netflix has released a brand new poster for the Henry Cavill series The Witcher along with a slew of first look photos.
A stunning poster for the upcoming Netflix series The Witcher made its debut this morning, featuring Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia. In addition, Netflix also dropped the first official photos of Anya Cholatra as Yennefer and Freya Allan as Ciri as well as two more stills that offer fans a fresh look at Geralt.
You can check out the poster below and the new photos in the gallery by clicking "Next."
Based on the fantasy series of novels and short stories by Andrzej Sapkowski, Netflix’s The Witcher will follow the monster slayer for hire named Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill). Showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich will also serve as an executive producer on the series while Alik Sakharov, Alex Garcia Lopez and Charlotte Brändström are on board as directors for the eight-episode first season.
Here is the official synopsis for The Witcher:
Based on the best-selling fantasy series, The Witcher is an epic tale of fate and family. Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. But when destiny hurtles him toward a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together.
The Witcher stars Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, Freya Allan as Ciri, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer, Jodhi May as Queen Calanthe, Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson as Eist, Adam Levy as Mousesack, MyAnna Buring as Aretuza, and Millie Brady as Princess Renfri, with Mimi Ndiweni and Therica Wilson-Read as novice sorcerers.
The Witcher will be available on Netflix in late 2019. Stay tuned for the latest updates on the upcoming Netflix series.