Taika Waititi Talks About Thor Ragnarok’s Storyline, Tone And Cameos


Taika Waititi

Director Taika Waititi has spilled the beans on Thor: Ragnarok’s storyline and tone.

In an A.V Club interview, Waititi says Ragnarok will differ from his past films. “Sometimes I would stop and think, I’m doing a movie that’s got Thor and Doctor Strange and The Incredible Hulk and Loki and every character is so strange and different,” he says.

Previously, the filmmaker has said the film includes a “Taika-esque tone.” “What I want the audience to leave the cinema carrying with them is a sense of joy,” he says.

The plot concerns Thor and Loki looking for Odin, who has gone missing. At one point, Thor faces the Hulk in a gladiatorial match. Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange will provide aid in the search for Odin, because of a deal he makes with Thor.

Thor: Ragnarok

“With Civil War, it’s just humans, humans with human problems,” says Waititi. “Ours is creatures and beings and all these sorts of really different characters. Again displaying human problems, but in outer space or in other worlds.”

The director confirms he will have a cameo in the film, which is a staple of his work. ”It’s not like a thing that I’ve ever planned, but now I’m in all of my movies in a small role or a larger role,” he says. “I’ll probably just keep doing that. It’s like a dumb thing I do now.”

Sam Neil is also going to appear in a small role. As Waititi says, “I don’t want to say too much about it, because it’s a really cool little thing that he’s doing.”

Thor: Ragnarok will open on November 3, 2017.

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