In the same way that James Gunn brought his unique aesthetic to “Guardians of the Galaxy,” it seems “Thor: Ragnarok” helmer Taika Waititi (“What We Do In The Shadows”) is injecting his own comedic ’80s-inspired style into the “Thor” threequel, not necessarily sweating continuity, to the extent that he says his film operates as though it ignores the previous two “Thor” films. In a recent AMA on Reddit, the director opened up about his take on the God of Thunder, touched on his nostalgic influences and revealed which character from “Guardians of the Galaxy” he wanted to included in the final film, among other notable comments.
Asked which character in the film he likes the most, Waititi said, “My favourite character is Thor. But not Thor from the previous films – Thor from Ragnarok. He’s different and amazing,” hinting that his take on the God of Thunder could be a departure from what we’ve seen so far in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Addressing the film’s retro Logo, Waititi said, “The new logo suits the 70s/80s sci-fi fantasy that this film is becoming” something in line with previous comments from the director, as he described the film as “out there,” compared to its MCU counterparts.
Waititi also touched on the addition of composer Mark Mothersbaugh, of Devo fame, to provide the film’s score. He said, “It was important to me that we got [a composer] who has a very unique flavour for this. Our film is crazy so we needed someone to help compliment that.”
As for which character he wanted to appear in the film, but wasn’t able to get, Waititi referenced a minor character from Gunn’s “Guardians of the Galaxy.” “I would have liked to get John C Reilly’s character [from Guardians of the Galaxy] in the film but there was no real way to pull it off,” he said.
Directed by Taika Waititi, written by Christopher Yost, Eric Pearson, Craig Kyle and Stephany Folsom, and starring Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Jaimie Alexander, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum and Cate Blanchett, among many others, “Thor: Ragnarok” hits theaters on November 3, 2017.
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