“Thor: Ragnarok” Director Taika Waititi to Return for “Thor 4”

Thor is done trying to be who he’s supposed to be and ready to be himself. I guess we’ll see exactly who that is soon, as The Hollywood Reporter says Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi will be returning to direct the fourth Thor film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

  • Waititi not only directed Thor: Ragnarok but also appeared as the fan-favorite character Korg, who also appeared in Avengers: Endgame.
  • Clearly, fans were happy with the direction in which Waititi took the Thor franchise, as the film earned more than $850 million worldwide and more than $120 million domestically in its opening weekend.
  • Chris Hemsworth is expected to reprise his role as the God of Thunder.
  • It’s unclear at this time what the story of the new film will be and what, if any, involvement the Guardians of the Galaxy will have, as Thor was last seen leaving Earth with them at the end of Avengers: Endgame. Perhaps we will get more information on the new film this weekend during San Diego Comic-Con.
  • As a result of Waititi signing on for Thor 4, his adaptation of the Japanese manga Akira with Warner Bros. has been put on hold.

ICYMI – More Marvel news:

  • To celebrate the upcoming  home release of Avengers: Endgame and the fans that made it so successful, Marvel has announced the “We Love You 3000” Tour, culminating in a special celebration at the D23 Expo 2019.
  • Marvel has announced and shared details on a new original nonfiction series heading to Disney+. Marvel’s Storyboards is the third Marvel New Media series planned for the streaming service.
  • Marvel has revealed more of the awesome merchandise and exclusives that they’re bringing to San Diego Comic Con.
  • The Russo Brothers, directors of Avengers: Endgame, shared a tweet teasing their San Diego Comic-Con panel.