Sequels typically pick up on and continue from the successes and plot lines of the films that preceded them. It’s precisely this kind of interconnectedness that has contributed to the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s massive and consistent box office success, as each new film builds upon the foundations of everything that came before. It’s perhaps a little surprising to learn, then, that Taika Waititi, the director of “Thor: Ragnarok,” is taking a very different approach for his big screen take on the Norse God of Thunder.
In a recent Reddit AMA, Waititi revealed that as part of his creative process, he had “made an effort to ignore the fact there are other ‘Thor’ films.”
But fans worried that this means the new “Thor” flick will be entirely standalone shouldn’t be too concerned. In the same AMA, the director teased that his film would contain some show-stealing antics from “[Bruce] Banner,” aka the Hulk. Waititi also reassured fans that the film would be fully connected to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, promising that “Marvel have a huge influence on the story. They know the universe way better than I do.”
Of course, Waititi is perhaps being too modest – he might admit to never having seen “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” but he loves “Guardians of the Galaxy” and, drawing on his roots as a comedy actor, writer and performer, he created the hilarious mockumentary short “Team Thor” to explain what ‘ol goldilocks was getting up to during “Captain America: Civil War.”
Waititi has previously hinted that Daryl, Thor’s roommate in the short, could reappear in “Thor: Ragnarok” and it would certainly be in line with his AMA claim that “[‘Thor Ragnarok’] will be one of the most adventurous and most ‘out there’ of all the Marvel movies.”
Directed by Taika Waititi, “Thor: Ragnarok” stars Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Mark Ruffalo, Cate Blanchett, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Jeff Goldblum, Sam Neill and more.
“Thor: Ragnarok” has a release date of November 4, 2017.
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