It’s no secret that “Thor: Ragnarok” was one of the very best MCU movies, but, make no mistake about it, Its success lied in Taika Waititi’s writing and direction. Filled with his meta-branded sense of humor and the inventive and wily visual language which he had brought to his former films, ‘Ragnarok’ confirmed Waititi as a filmmaker with a unique voice. This landed him the job of writing-directing “Jojo Rabbit,” which is already getting awards buzz despite not even being screened yet, and hopping on-board the live-action remake of “Akira.”
As “Akira” is being “put-on-hold” by Warner Bros, Waititi has decided to go back to the MCU. According to Variety, Waititi is officially returning to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the writer-director has closed a deal to helm “Thor 4.” I’m sure Disney and Marvel must be ecstatic about this — Waititi brought back the ‘Thor’ franchise from the dead back in 2017 with . The first two ‘Thor’ films were not up-to-par, especially the second instaellement titled “The Dark World,” which, to my eyes at least, is the worst MCU movie ever released.
Plot details are remaining under wraps for now, but does this mean Thor will be part of the next MCU phase? It sure looks like it to me.