Taika Waititi To Return To Direct ‘Thor 4’ | Film News
Taika Waititi is returning to the Thor franchise; the director of Ragnarok will write and direct Thor 4. This news come as his Akira movie at Warner Bros. has been delayed (and possibly worse) thanks to a plague of development problems. Script issues meant that Waititi wouldn’t have had enough time to finish Akira before jumping to Thor 4.
He had been testing actors in advance of a May 2021 release date. However it’s being reported that WB may shelve Akira until Waititi wraps Thor 4. Why? Because they are pleased with his vision. There are conflicting reports on this however, so we may have to wait and see.
Ragnarok grossed $853 million worldwide, as Marvel films are wont to do. The main reason Waititi is returning is that Ragnarok was easily the best reviewed Thor film of the franchise, as he imbued it with healthy splashes of colour and comedy. The film was so well liked that it encouraged Sony to pair Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson together again for Men In Black: International.
So this is good news for Marvel fans in a post-Endgame world. But up next for Waititi is his World War II satire, Jojo Rabbit. The director himself plays a major role alongside Scarlett Johansson, Sam Rockwell, and Rebel Wilson. Fox Searchlight are releasing the film later this year and expect it to be a quirky awards contender.