After his success of directing the divergent “Thor: Ragnarok” and his upcoming comedy “Jojo Rabbit” due this Fall to be an Awards contender, Taika Waititi is becoming a top director of big and bombastic films. His next big production will naturally be “Thor: Love and Thunder.” Announced at Comic-Con, the next Thor film will be a real game-changer in that Natalie Portman’s character will be taking on the mantle of the God of Thunder, as the actor took hold of Thor’s hammer at the event.
While this film is still early in production, Wired recently spoke with Waititi about what will be in store for this next Marvel film:
“It’s going to be bigger and louder and more bombastic. It’s only interesting to me if we’re doubling down on how nuts Ragnarok was.”
He also opened up to Variety about the choice of having Natalie Portman taking on Thor’s powers, similar to how her character’s story played out in the comic books:
“I just said to her, ‘Are you interested in coming back to this thing, but doing something really different?’ Because another thing, no one wants to keep repeating themselves and no one wants to play the same characters all the time. And I think for her, just coming back reprising that character but in this whole fresh new way, is really what I think would interest anyone. Especially, in most of these films, if you’re not a superhero… do you really want to keep doing that? I mean, I wouldn’t. I would want to come back and change things up.”
“Thor: Love and Thunder” is currently set to hit theaters on November 5, 2021.