Thor: Ragnarok, the third film in Marvel’s Thor franchise, has finally found itself a director! Taika Waititi, the co-writer and co-director of vampire spoof What We Do In the Shadows, is “in negotiations” to direct Thor: Ragnarok. Waititi reportedly beat out directors such as Rob Letterman (Goosebumps), Rawson Marshall Thurber (We’re The Millers) and Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland) for the honor of directing the upcoming saga of everyone’s favorite Norse God of Thunder Thor (played by Chris Hemsworth).
Marvel’s decision to let Waititi direct Thor: Ragnarok may seem odd at first, but let’s look at Marvel’s track record of directors (all who turned these big-budget, highly-anticipated films into box-office hits). We have Joss Whedon, who directed The Avengers and its sequel The Avengers: Age of Ultron; no explanation is necessary for this choice because, let’s face it, Joss Whedon is awesome. We have Joe and Anthony Russo, a pair of comedy-based directors who were chosen to helm Captain America: The Winter Solider, which was widely well-received. The film so exceeded expectations that the brothers are directing the third Captain America film and the next Avengers flick. Last but not least, we have James Gunn, who directed the surprise smash hit Guardians of the Galaxy.
Based on these choices, I think it’s safe to say Marvel has chosen the right director for Thor: Ragnarok. The film Waititi co-wrote, What We Do In the Shadows, was well-received at Sundance, and, honestly, that’s all the proof I need! I look forward to seeing Waititi’s take on Thor!
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