From Comedic Vampires To The Norse Apocalypse: Taika Waititi To Direct Thor: Ragnarok

Credit: Madman Entertainment
Credit: Madman Entertainment

Marvel fans, hold onto your hats, we have a Thor: Ragnorak director!

According to the The Wrap, the gig has gone to New Zealand director Taika Waititi (pictured above). The director and writer is best known for his comedic vampire mockumentary called What We Do In The Shadows, which he co-wrote/co-directed/co-starred with Jemaine Clement.

Here’s a trailer for the film, which everyone should watch because it is amazingly awesome.

Waititi also has credits for episodes of Flight of the Conchords. He is also listed as a writer for the upcoming Disney animated film, Moana.

He also appeared in the 2011 bomb that everyone is trying to forget, Green Lantern. So let’s hope that much like Favreau on the set of 2003’s Daredevil, Waititi was taking notes on how NOT to make a superhero movie.

The script for Thor: Ragnorak was penned by Christopher Yost and Craig Kyle. Yost is credited as one of the (many) writers on Thor: The Dark World. Chris Hemsworth will be back to star with Tom Hiddleston and Jamie Alexander also reportedly returning to their roles.

Now this announcement may come as a surprise move from the studio, but I have faith in Marvel.

After all the Russo Brothers were known for their television-comedy directing, but they turned out one of Marvel’s best movies ever (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) and are now directing both Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War. Also do I even need to bring up James Gunn?

I think Waititi is going to bring something really great to the table for this film. Let’s be real here, while Thor: The Dark World was good, it wasn’t the best film ever.

I’m really curious to see what Waititi will do with the reigns of the Norse Apocalypse in the MCU.

Thor: Ragnorak will come out November 3rd, 2017.

Bec Heim

Senior Editor at 4YE
Rebecca "Bec" Heim is the Senior Editor for 4YE. She has a BA in English Literature from the University of Scranton. She also has an MA in Film-Radio-Television from Syracuse University and an MFA in Screenwriting from Boston University. She enjoys reading through her ever growing mountain of books, talking way too much about superheroes, and trying to reach transcendental state.
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