Thor: Love and Thunder director Taika Waititi has said that his upcoming Marvel film shouldn’t make sense.
Chris Hemsworth and the Thor films did not always have the best track record in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The second film Thor: The Dark World, in particular, is generally considered to be one of the worst entries in the MCU. Thor: Ragnarok under director Taika Waititi completely turned this around with an installment that is generally considered to be one of the best. Eventually, Waititi signed on for the sequel, Thor: Love and Thunder and the director is teasing that it will be a crazy film.
Relatively little is known about the plot of the upcoming film beyond a few connections to the comic book source material. Christian Bale has been confirmed to be playing Gorr the God Butcher and Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster will be wielding Thor’s hammer Mjollnir. Based on what the director is saying, however, the film will be one wild ride.
While speaking to Empire, Taiki Waititi revealed a bit about Thor: Love and Thunder. He kept stressing that the upcoming was going to be crazy and that nothing about it should make sense if you were to write it all down:
“Well, just between [me and] you and the readers, I’ve done some crazy sh*t in my life. I’ve lived, like, ten lifetimes. But it’s the craziest film I’ve ever done. If you wrote down all the elements of this film, it shouldn’t make sense. It’s almost like it shouldn’t be made. If you walked into a room and said, ‘I want this and this and this.’ Who’s in it? These people. What are you going to call it? Love And Thunder. I mean, you’d never work again. Maybe I won’t after this.
It’s very different from Ragnarok. It’s crazier. I’ll tell you what’s different. There’ll be far more emotion in this film. And a lot more love. And a lot more thunder. And a lot more Thor, if you’ve seen the photos.”
Are you looking forward to seeing Thor: Love and Thunder? What crazy elements could Taiki Waititi be referring to? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Full details on the plot for Love and Thunder are currently being kept under lock and key. The Marvel Studios film is said to be partly based on Jason Aaron’s Mighty Thor comic book run, with Jane Foster becoming the new Thor.
Directed by Taika Waititi from a script he co-wrote with Jennifer Kaytin Robinson, Love and Thunder stars Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tessa Thompson, Christian Bale, Jaimie Alexander, Chris Pratt, Pom Klementieff, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Sean Gunn and Jeff Goldblum. Matt Damon, Sam Neill, Luke Hemsworth, Melissa McCarthy, Ben Falcone and Russell Crowe are also on board.
The film is set to be released on May 6, 2022. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the upcoming film and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.