‘Thor 5’ Eyeing Darker Tone With ‘Rogue One’ Director Gareth Edwards

A new direction!

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It seems as though Marvel wants to reinvent the God of Thunder once more, with the studio eyeing Rogue One director Gareth Edwards to helm Thor 5 with a darker tone.

After the relatively mediocre reception of Thor: Love and Thunder, Marvel fans are hoping for a bold new direction for Thor 5. It seems as though Marvel is poised to deliver on the expectations of fans, with Hollywood insider Daniel Richtman revealing the studio wants a “darker tone” for the sequel, eyeing Rogue One and The Creator director Gareth Edwards to helm the project.

While it would certainly be a treat for Marvel fans if the man who directed one of the best Star Wars films in Rogue One was handed the keys to Thor 5, this rumor likely won’t come to pass. Gareth Edwards has gone on the record saying he feels “no ownership” over Rogue One, so it’s not likely he’ll return to another Disney mega-franchise. If it does happen, though, it may be just what the God of Thunder needs for one final send-off.

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Taika Waititi’s comments regarding the MCU’s plans for Hercules are quite interesting. When you factor in the fact that recently, numerous titles were trademarked for Marvel Studios, one of those was Hercules: Rise of the Gods. Whether or not this is referring to a new film or TV series remains unknown, but this trademark was also listed alongside now-confirmed titles such as Captain America: New World Order, Avengers: The Kang Dynasty, and Avengers: Secret Wars.

Here is the synopsis for Thor: Love and Thunder:

The film finds Thor (Chris Hemsworth) on a journey unlike anything he’s ever faced – a quest for inner peace. But his retirement is interrupted by a galactic killer known as Gorr the God Butcher (Christian Bale), who seeks the extinction of the gods. To combat the threat, Thor enlists the help of King Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), Korg (Taika Waititi) and ex-girlfriend Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), who – to Thor’s surprise – inexplicably wields his magical hammer, Mjolnir, as the Mighty Thor. Together, they embark upon a harrowing cosmic adventure to uncover the mystery of the God Butcher’s vengeance and stop him before it’s too late.

Directed by Taika Waititi and produced by Kevin Feige and Brad Winderbaum, the Thor solo film stars Chris Hemsworth, Christian Bale, Tessa Thompson, Jaimie Alexander, Taika Waititi, Russell Crowe, Natalie Portman, Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper.

Anthony Singletary

Anthony Singletary

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