Taika Waititi On Why He’s Directing Thor: Ragnarok

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Thor: Ragnarok is definitely one of the movies that I’m most excited about in 2017.

A large part of that is because of how much I love the director, Taika Waititi. He’s done one my fave movies, What We Do In The Shadows, and, more recently, Hunt For The Wilderpeople. He’s also the screenwriter for Moana, which looks flat out amazing.

More importantly, he’s the first director of color ever to put his name on a Marvel superhero project. It’s a great step (one of many) we need to see for diversity in this big budget films.

As some of my professors tell us: “If you want to see diversity in front of the camera, then you need to have talent behind the camera as well.”

All in all, I just think he has a very cool directing style and I can’t wait to see what will happen in Thor.

But just how did he land on the film?

In an interview with Digital Spy, Waititi shared why.

I always want to do something different when I make something. I really like the idea of doing something really big. My films have always been a lot smaller. I like the kind of films I make but it was an opportunity that presented itself that wouldn’t come around often, so I thought I would just pursue.”

That’s totally fair. Most of his films are definitely indie fare, but really good indie fare. I can’t wait to see how that translates to a larger “cosmic road trip” sort of film.

Thor: Rangarok comes out November 2017.

Bec Heim