It appears that Alan Taylor will not be returning to the director chair for Thor’s third outing and realitive unknown Taika Waititi, who has only directed episodes for TV in Flight of the Conchords and What We Do in the Shadows beat out which was no doubt a long line of hopefuls. The filmmaker also wrote upcoming Disney animated movie Moana starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. The specifics on whether or not the movie will follow the story from the comics completely is unclear but it’s safe to assume we’ll be getting some more news before long.
I really hope Taika can bring something new to the Thor films. While I really enjoyed Thor and tolerated Thor: The Dark World I still have hope despite the Thor films being the weakest in the MCU. The problem is Captain America has the Russo Brothers, Guardians of the Galaxy has James Gunn, Ant-Man had Peyton Reed but Thor never had directors that seems completely behind on the Norse god. You could tell the Russo Brothers, James Gunn, and Peyton Reed really loved their characters and was doing the best for them. Thor hasn’t had someone who really loves the character just people doing a job.
Thor: Ragnarok hits theaters July 28th, 2017!
Things are starting to move forward with Guardians of the Galaxy 2 as James gun sent out this pic of the finished first draft of his highly anticipated follow-up which gained critical praise and grossed $774.2 million worldwide and becoming the highest-grossing superhero film of 2014. Star-Lord himself, Chris Pratt talked a bit about the possibility of the Guardians joining The Avengers in a future film.
“That’s speculation,” said Pratt. “I haven’t heard that. No, no one’s ever discussed it with me… I think like the universe itself it’s best to expand outward. I don’t personally — and it’s not up to me, I’ll do whatever they want me to do — I don’t want to see the Guardians defend Cleveland, Ohio. We’re cosmic man. I want to be in space.”
While I do agree, I do hope they cross paths and I think they will for Avengers: Infinity Wars. Marvel is really locking up the comic book film genre and I for one can’t wait to see the upcoming movies unfold. GotG 2 will hit theaters May 05, 2017.