Taika Waititi Discusses His ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Style & Process

Marvel is known for hiring Directors that aren’t we expect. Instead of big Hollywood names, the studio looks for directors who fit the unique style of their characters. For Guardians of the Galaxy that meant hiring Slither director and for Thor: Ragnarok Marvel landed on Taika Waititi, director of indie films such as What We Do In The Shadows. 

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In a new interview with Digital Spy Waititi discusses his process of filming a big budget movie, and inserting his unique style into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

“We are halfway through and it’s going really well. Everything is going to plan in that we didn’t have a plan to start with.

“It’s going better than expected and it’s a lot of fun shooting. The style is not too dissimilar to how I would normally work. It’s just a longer schedule because it’s a bigger film with more special effects and things like that.”

Waititi Then Went On To Discuss What Attracted Him To Thor: Ragnarok

“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.

“Also, I know Chris [Hemsworth] and wanted to work with him at some point. Again, it seemed like a good opportunity.”

Thor: Ragnarok Might Not Be The Last Big Budget Movie For Waititi

“If I do really well with it and people like it and I enjoy the process then I’d definitely think about doing another one.”

If Thor: Ragnarok is a success, it wouldn’t be too much of a surprise for Marvel to keep Waititi with the family and develop a fourth Thor movie. Although the plan was originally to have Captain America, Iron Man and Thor trilogies, Chris Hemsworth’s god of thunder hasn’t had the same exposure to the MCU as these other characters. Waititi may have the style and plan to warrant multiple Thor sequels.

Thor: Ragnarok stars Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Cate Blanchett, Anthony Hopkins, Tessa Thompson, Jeff Goldblum, Karl Urban and Mark Ruffalo. The film will open on November 3, 2017.

Kieran McLean
Kieran McLean
I’m obsessed with all areas of film and pop-culture, whether that’s a hidden world of witches and wizards, a universe filled with superheroes or a galaxy far, far away.