Could the man behind Thor: Ragnarok and everyone's favorite character, Korg, be returning to the Marvel Cinematic Universe? While nothing is set in stone, Taika Waititi has revealed he does want to work with Marvel Studios on another project.
However, the director re-affirmed that he doesn't want his return to the MCU to be Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.
While at the Television Critics Association today to promote his new FX series, What We Do in the Shadows, Waititi briefly discussed getting to work on Star Wars: The Mandalorian -- comparing the secrecy to that of Marvel -- before turning his attention towards the MCU. And, unsurprisingly, Waititi reaffirmed he has no interest in helming the third Guardians film, however, he does hope to return to work for Marvel on something entirely new.
When it was first announced that director James Gunn had been fired from directing Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 following a series of controversial tweets, one of the names that had been around as a possible replacement was that of Waititi given how well he successfully revamped the Thor franchise with Ragnarok.
However, Waititi went on record to say it wasn't something he was interested in because he felt that was still very much "Gunn's baby." But that didn't mean he wasn't talking to Marvel about getting back the camera. "I’m still hanging out with those guys (Marvel) and talking about new stuff," he said during today's FX TCA panel. "I want to do another movie with them."
The news that Waititi has been talking to Marvel about a different project isn't necessarily new information, as it was revealed back in August that the director had met with the studio about directing something else, with many having believed he'd met with them regarding The Eternals. That, of course, wasn't the case as Chloe Zhao has since signed on to helm the feature. But this does mark Waititi's first official confirmation that he's talking with the studio still, and that he's definitely not done with Marvel just yet. Perhaps we may just get that Thor 4 film, after all?