Thor: Ragnarok has often been described as Marvel’s most “fun” movie, and as it turns out, that was because everyone was having a blast filming with director Taika Waititi. In a new behind-the-scenes reel, the director goofs off on the set of the film while the cast explains that he’s a really fun guy to work with.
The video is described as an outtakes reel, but in actuality, it’s a little closer to a behind-the-scenes video. Throughout the video, Waititi can be seen fiddling with props and dancing on the set, in addition to his directing duties and his motion-capture performance as Korg the Kronan:
While the decision to make the third Thor movie a comedic take on the Asgardian apocalypse is something that is still a bit contentious with the fans, one can’t deny the results its brought Marvel — the film is one of their most acclaimed and it greatly boosted the box office presence of the third central Avenger to the initial lineup after the character lagged behind the likes of Captain America and Iron Man. Korg is said to have a future in the setting, and based on how rosy things are looking for the Thor franchise, so does Mr. Waititi. Not bad. Not bad at all.
Ragnarok‘s cast includes Chris Hemsworth as Thor Odinson, Mark Ruffalo as Doctor Bruce Banner (The Hulk), Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, Sir Anthony Hopkins as Odin Borson, Idris Elba as Heimdall, Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Stephen Strange, Karl Urban as Skurge, Jeff Goldblum as En Dwi Gast (The Grandmaster), Tom Hiddleston as Loki Laufeyson, Cate Blanchett as Hela, and Clancy Brown as Surtur.
Thor: Ragnarok is still playing in theaters.
10 Women Who Should Direct A ‘Star Wars’ Film
Everybody’s talking about Star Wars right now. Mostly good, but others not so good. Fandom is divided.
Another topic on everybody’s mind is Hollywood’s treatment of women and representation. Natalie Portman made a comment during the 75th Annual Golden Globes ceremony when introducing the Best Director category, pointing out the “all male nominees.” Some found this comment just right given the state of affairs at this year’s Golden Globes speaking out against unbalanced power dynamics between men and women in Hollywood in the wake of the sexual harassment scandals. Others found the comment rude. Whatever your opinions on the subject are it can’t be denied that you don’t see or hear about as many women directing movies, particularly big budget movies or highly sought-after Oscar bait films.
Star Wars is one of the most profitable franchises in the world. It is instantly recognizable and pretty much any Star Wars films are guaranteed to be a hit. Back in 2016, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy drew ire from some critics for saying the studio wanted to bring in a woman to direct Star Wars but wanted to make sure they had experience. However, Lucasfilm hired male directors with a range of experience to semi-seasoned (Phil Lord and Chris Miller) to barely any (Josh Trank) without hesitation and those investments haven’t really paid off. All nine Star Wars films have been directed by men and so will Episode IX and the next few spin-offs that we know about.
We’ve decided to highlight ten talented women directors that have more than enough experience, talent, and creative voice to helm a Star Wars movie, be it a saga film, Rian Johnson’s newly planned trilogy, or a spin-off film. Click Next to get started!