We’re getting more Thor!
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Taika Waititi has signed a deal to write and direct the fourth installment of the Thor franchise in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Waititi, as many of you remember, directed and wrote 2017’s Thor: Ragnarok. He also appeared in the film (and Avengers: Endgame) as Korg.
We’re honestly so excited. Avengers: Endgame saw a Thor (Chris Hemsworth) beaten down by the world in the five years following The Snap. It also saw a lot of fat jokes, which weren’t the best thing to ever happen. We’re hoping that Thor 4 will bring some of that Ragnarok sparkle back and give us more of Queen Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson).
There are also rumors that Thor will appear in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 as the character departed with the crew at the end of Endgame.
There’s no word on what the project will be about, but we’re excited to see.
Of course, this comes at a cost. Warner Bros have shelved its long gestating live-action version of the anime Akira, which Waititi was helming for them. Reportedly, they still hope that the director will be involved in the project.
There’s no release date for Thor 4 at this time.