Matt Wood

Of all the Phase 3 slate of Marvel films, Thor: Ragnarok has consistently been one of the most exciting. Just like Black Panther, it has a stellar cast which includes the like of Cate Blanchett, Jeff Goldblum, and Tessa Thompson. Plus, the fact that the movie is frequently referred to as an intergalactic road movie with Thor and Hulk doesn’t hurt. There’s a lot to look forward to in Thor’s third solo movie, which looks to be one of Marvel’s most ambitious and wonderfully weird films yet. That’s something the director Taika Waititi would probably agree with.

Director Taika Waititi spoke with Polygon in depth about his career so far and how he’s gone from making smaller indie films to his first big budget studio film. Usually, the smaller a project is, the more freedom a director has to do what they want. It’s one of the principal reasons why some choose to stay away from working with big studios, which have a habit of breathing down necks. Waititi himself didn’t have any interest to work on a studio film, but he accepted the call to direct Ragnarok because of Marvel Studios typically hands off approach. Waititi cites this for the reason why Ragnarok will be the most unique Marvel film to date.

Some bold claims to be sure. Thor: Ragnarok being big and weird is okay in my book. It can be argued that Captain America: Civil War is Marvel’s biggest film to date, which should give an idea of the scope of Thor: Ragnarok. From what we know of the film it certainly has the potential to be the most fantastical entry on Marvel’s resume. You don’t put Thor and Hulk together to travel the galaxy and fight the God of the Underworld without it being a huge film.

As for the most different claim, Guardians of the Galaxy currently holds that title.

Fans of Taika Waititi’s work should be happy to know that he’s being allowed to put his stamp on Thor: Ragnarok. Other Marvel directors like James Gunn and Peyton Reed have praised Marvel for much of the same thing. Waititi has some excellent films under his belt like What We Do in the Shadows and Hunt for the Wilderpeople, so it’s only good news to hear that he’ll be bringing his penchant for dynamic characters to a Thor movie.

Thor: Ragnarok is currently filming in Australia and it’s still a long way off from its release date on November 3, 2017. Until then keep checking back in with CinemaBlend for all your Thor and Marvel updates.

Courtesy: Cinema Blend

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