‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Director Taika Waititi Discusses The Shift In Tone

If you’re not excited to see Taika Waititi’s take on the God of Thunder the I’m sorry, but we can’t be friends. Waititi is possibly one of the funniest and more creative directors’s in the industry but a lot of people seem to be worried about the tonal shifts he’s bringing to Thor: Ragnarok.

In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, the director reassures fans that this is still a Thor movie and although we will see a shift in tone, we will still love the character and the story.

“I think sometimes people mistake a tonal shift as ‘We’re just going to make some ridiculous broad comedy where no one gives a s— what happens and everyone gets stoned and sits around talking about saving the universe.’ We want people to care what happens and care that the hero succeeds. I think tonally it’s like a slight shift. I don’t feel nervous — I feel good about it.”

It’s exciting to see how excited Waititi is about the movie he is creating. If the director is confident enough in the project, it probably means they’ve made an entertaining film. I for one am excited to see what tone Waititi brings to the project and what new elements he will add to Thor.

Imprisoned on the other side of the universe, the mighty Thor (Chris Hemsworth) finds himself in a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), his former ally and fellow Avenger. Thor’s quest for survival leads him in a race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela (Cate Blanchett) from destroying his home world and the Asgardian civilization.

Thor: Ragnarok lands in theaters on 27 October 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.