Taika Waititi Talks About The Things That Had Changed In Thor: Ragnarok After He Was Hired

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Thor’s (Chris Hemsworth) films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe have generally been dark and romantic in nature, so it came as a surprise to fans when Marvel announced that What We Do In The Shadows director Taika Waititi was coming on board to helm the Asgardian God of Thunder’s final solo movie, Thor: Ragnarok.

Though the various promotional material for the highly anticipated film have revealed an installment that steered far away from the style of the first two Thor movies, fans have been reacting positively towards the film.

Now, in an interview with Collider during a set visit, Waititi explains just how much of the film had been planned before he had been signed on to the project and how much of the plan had changed after he came on board.

“There were already story ideas when I came on board, but a lot of that changed over the first three or four months. Right from the beginning, [Marvel] wanted to lighten [Thor] a little bit and embrace the adventure aspect of it. The last two films, definitely the last film, were a little darker.

Personally I feel if the movie’s called Thor, then Thor should be the best character,” Waititi said. “My main focus was making him cool & funny when he needs to be and heroic when he needs to be. If you’ve seen my other films, there’s always a balance between comedy and drama. I think that’s a satisfying story to watch.”

Marvel certainly picked the right man for the job. Waititi’s films are known for their dramatic, offbeat humor. Fans are loving the life that Waititi’s been breathing into the final Thor film and everyone’s getting ready to hustle over to cinemas to watch Thor: Ragnarok later this year.



Thor: Ragnarok hits cinemas November 3, 2017.

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