He was the saviour of ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ breathing life into the thunderless god. Fans of the MCU can all now rejoice once more with the news that Taika Waititi has signed on to both write and direct the fourth instalment of ‘Thor’.
‘Thor: Ragnarok,’ the third spinoff about the crown prince of Asgard (played by Chris Hemsworth), became a massive success, generating $854 million worldwide in 2017. Hemsworth is expected to reprise his role as the god of thunder the still-untitled fourth film. Marvel and Disney have not yet set a release date for the title.
The latest news surrounding the MCU only fuels the fire that Thor is still very much a part of Marvel and Disney’s plan’s for Phase 4 of the money-spinning universe. News of its plans for the next phase is expected to be revealed this weekend at San Diego Comic-Con.
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With Waititi now confirmed to take this on it means that Warner Bros.’ long-gestating adaptation of the Japanese manga ‘Akira’, in which he was supposed to direct, has been put on hold. The film was set for a May 21st 2021 release and Waititi was already testing actors in a worldwide search for talent.
Waititi next project is Fox Searchlight’s ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ a satire about a young boy whose mother houses a Jewish girl to hide her from Nazis. Waititi plays the boy’s imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler. The movie is set to release on Oct. 18. Waititi is also attached to take the helm on 20th Century Fox’s Flash Gordon animation.