Taika Waititi to Direct ‘Thor 4’
Taika Waititi is returning to the many worlds of Thor.
Waititi has inked a deal to write and direct a follow-up to his 2017 smash, Thor: Ragnarok.
Waititi brought his own stamp to the Thor franchise with Ragnarok, infusing the movie with an idiosyncratic wit evident in his previous work like What We Do in the Shadows and Hunt for the Wilderpeople. Audiences responded to the tune of almost $854 million worldwide, while critics’ raves put the movie at 93 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. The pic also rejuvenated what had been a rare declining franchise performer for Marvel.
Chris Hemsworth is expected to reprise his career-defining role as the Asgardian god of thunder.
Next up for Waititi is Jojo Rabbit, a unique Nazi-era satire he directed for Fox Searchlight, which is set to open Oct. 18. Scarlett Johansson stars in the picture alongside Waititi, who portrays a boy’s imaginary version of Adolf Hitler.