Thor: Ragnarok, the third upcoming movie from the Thor franchise will be an entirely different entity from its previous films. At least that’s what Ragnarok director Taita Waititi. The director had previously claimed to never have watched the Thor movies, to not be influenced one hopes. Waititi is a director with a very distinctive style of filmmaking and it seems to have rubbed off the film’s cast in all the right ways. Cate Blanchett, who will be playing Hela, the villain of the movie recalled shooting the movie as “a riot and fantastic fun.” The star of the movie Chris Hemsworth went one step further and made a short film with the director about Thor’s whereabouts during Captain America: Civil War.
Waititi answered a few questions in a Saturday AMA on Reddit about the new film. Here are some interesting facts:
1) Thor: Ragnarok will Be Have A More 80’s Style Vibe:
A fan asked Waititi if the movie logo was entailing an 80’s influence on the film. The director responded with a “You can. And more.” The film’s music composer Mothersbaugh also gives validity to his answer.
2) Thor: Ragnarok Will Be Different From Thor and Thor: The Dark World:
As Waititi has a comic background with series like What We Do in The Shadows and the movie Hunt For The Wilder People, fans should expect some light heartedness amongst all the dark subjects it might deal with. Waititi said he had no idea if the third movie might meld with the first two but it would be a nice addition to the Taika Waititi box set.
The director also said that Marvel Cinematic Universe had been “very accepting” of his distinctive style of filmmaking and that Ragnarok will have a Taika-esque tone to it. Marvel has been quite left of center with their choices for directors, but it seems to work for the studio. Past directors like Jon Favreau of Iron Man fame and James Gunn of Guardians Of The Galaxy fame were not experienced action movie directors, but they have been accredited to making the most memorable Marvel movies.
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