Director Taika Waititi has certainly made a good first impression in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with Thor: Ragnarok scoring rave reviews from fans and critics alike, as well as raking in the cash at the worldwide box office.
The New Zealand filmmaker has already said that he’d like to return to the MCU for another Thor movie (as well as a Black Widow comedy), and he’s now reiterated that sentiment in an interview with Screen Rant – although he feels it would rather be a second Thor: Ragnarok than a fourth Thor film.
“Yeah, people ask me, ‘would you do another one,’ and for sure I’d do another one because it wouldn’t even feel like doing a fourth Thor film, it would just feel like doing the second Ragnarok film,” said Waititi. “Cuz it does feel like in a way, yeah there’s been this reinvention in an exciting way. And, I know that Chris feels a real new ownership over the character. He’s excited and he knows that character so well, and I know that his character in Infinity War is gonna have some amazing stuff in that.
“So it’s exciting cuz it feels like, if Chris were to do this again it wouldn’t feel like ‘oh it’s the eighth time I’ve done Thor,’ no it will feel like the second or third time I’ve done this character,” Waititi continued. “Same with Mark Ruffalo. His version of Banner is a brand new version which is way more interesting. And dare I say it, more human. They’re the more human versions of the character because I feel like the audience can relate to them right off the bat.”
Given how well Thor: Ragnarok is being received, Marvel will surely be keen to get Waititi back on board for another outing, although we’re probably going to have to wait a while until we get any official confirmation given Marvel’s secrecy over its Phase Four plans prior to Avengers: Infinity War.
In Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok,” Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok—the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization—at the hands of an all-powerful threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger—the Incredible Hulk.
Thor: Ragnarok is directed by Taika Waititi (What We Do in the Shadows) and features a cast that includes Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Anthony Hopkins as Odin, Idris Elba as Heimdall and Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk, Cate Blanchett as Hela, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, JeffGoldblum as the Grandmaster, Karl Urban as Skurge, Taika Waititi as Korg, Clancy Brown as Surtur, Rachel House as Topaz, Tadanobu Asano as Hogun, Ray Stevenson as Volstagg and Zachary Levi as Fandral.