‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Director Taika Waititi Eager To Return To Franchise

Taika Waititi, the director of 'Thor: Ragnarok' has talked about the fun he had working with Marvel and wanting to direct another 'Thor' movie.

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Taika Waititi’s latest film and first entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe – Thor: Ragnarok – is almost here (or already here for some audiences) and it sounds like the director isn’t ready to part ways with Marvel just yet. Waititi has expressed his desire to return to the MCU and, more specifically, to the God of Thunder himself.

Speaking recently to RadioTimes.com, Waititi sung Marvel’s praises, saying:

“I would like to come back and work with Marvel any time, because I think they’re a fantastic studio, and we had a great time working together. And they were very supportive of me, and my vision.”

These comments seem to fly in the face of some criticism of Marvel not being particularly director-oriented, a notion Waititi further dismissed:

“They kind of gave me a lot of free reign, but also had a lot of ideas as well. A very collaborative company.”

Certainly, the trailers and footage we have seen so far seem to indicate Marvel had no issue giving Waititi “free reign” with Ragnarok. The film looks set to bring a bombastic new energy to the MCU, with Waititi’s comic personality shining through. If Waititi were to return to the MCU, however, he revealed he would prefer to work on another Thor movie:

“I’d love to do another Thor film, because I feel like I’ve established a really great thing with these guys, and friendship. And I don’t really like any of the other characters.”

It sounds like Chris Hemsworth and his co-stars had a big role to play in welcoming Waititi to the Marvel family. The director reveals:

“The best thing about this was actually working with these amazing people. I’ve grown to love all of these guys. Not him [gesturing to a picture of the Hulk], but the guy beneath him. And they’ve all become friends.”

Being on set with Waititi and the cast definitely sounds fun the way he describes it, saying:

“For me, it’s just so nice working with people who are just nice, and want to come and do a good job and have a good laugh on set. We laughed and danced all day long when we weren’t making the movie, so yeah – the shoot was the most enjoyable part of it.”

While it seems unlikely we’ll see a fourth Thor, with both Iron Man and Captain America only receiving trilogies so far, it is perhaps still too early to rule out the possibility. Much of the MCU’s future beyond the untitled Avengers 4 is still uncertain. Could Thor return once more? Should Waititi be the one to bring him back? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Imprisoned on the other side of the universe, the mighty Thor (Chris Hemsworth) finds himself in a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), his former ally and fellow Avenger. Thor’s quest for survival leads him in a race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela (Cate Blanchett) from destroying his home world and the Asgardian civilization.

The film stars Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Mark Ruffalo, Tessa Thompson, Idris Elba, Karl Urban, and Jeff Goldblum.

Thor: Ragnarok hits theaters on November 3rd.

Source: Radio Times