Waititi to Direct More “Thor” Films?

Marvel Cinematic Universe head Kevin Feige has already expressed hopes to work with Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi again. Meanwhile, Waititi has his own wish: he wants to keep working with Thor.

Though not set for release until November 2, 2017, critic screenings of the third Thor film have it as the highest rated MCU film on Rotten Tomatoes with 96 percent approval, and the movie is set to make $100 million on its opening weekend. In comparison, its two predecessors, Thor and Thor: The Dark World, are often considered not necessarily bad, but lesser entries in the Marvel franchise.

Waititi confirms that he would like to make another Marvel film, but says that he wants it to be about Thor once again.

“I’d be open [to other characters],” he said, “but I think my preference is Thor because I feel like I’m so comfortable with it, and we did such hard work recreating these characters in a way where I’m so comfortable with them and sort of in love with them that, yeah, it just feels like the natural place for me to be.”

So far, Marvel has not made more than a trilogy centered around each of its characters, so a hypothetical fourth Thor film would certainly break their current model. However, Waititi later clarified that he would like to do a sort of soft retool of the franchise, which would be less of a Thor 4 and more of a Ragnarok 2.

Of course, with the shared universe model, Waititi could always find a way to put Thor in a non-Thor-centric movie; as it is, he is still set to appear in the third and fourth Avengers films.

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