Asked on Twitter why the colorful Sakaarians that appear in Thor: Ragnarok are so different from the dark, almost decaying ones featured in James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy, Waititi offered his own explanation.
Well, as every true Marvel fan knows, Sakaarians wear reversible clothes. Grey, rugged, and scary on one side, colourful, festive, and flamboyant on the other! https://t.co/yHjDAYdgJ9— Taika Waititi (@TaikaWaititi) December 7, 2017
"As every true Marvel fan knows," the director wrote, "Sakaarians wear reversible clothes. Grey, rugged, and scary on one side, colourful, festive, and flamboyant on the other!" Waititi's humorous response acknowledges there was a significant difference between how the alien race was portrayed in two films produced more than three years apart.
It would then appear as if there was simply a bit of continuity change when Ragnarok was made to be a more colorful and fun film. Then again, it could also be that not every Sakaarian is as colorful as the ones depicted in Ragnarok.
In theaters now, Thor: Ragnarok stars Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Cate Blanchett as Hela, Idris Elba as Heimdall, Jeff Goldblum as Grandmaster, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, Karl Urban as Skurge, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/Hulk and Anthony Hopkins as Odin.