Taika Waititi is one of the select directors who have returned to the MCU to direct more than one movie. However, when it comes to whether he would return after Thor: Love and Thunder to complete a trilogy of movies, he has not really given much thought to it. Naturally, there is always a question over how the Marvel Cinematic Universe will evolve in the future, and even before Thor’s fourth movie has been released, some fans are already asking whether there will be a Thor 5 in the next few years. One person who they shouldn’t bother asking is Waititi, at least not yet. He recently told Fandango:
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“I haven’t thought about it as part of a new trilogy, because every time I make a film, I think, ‘I’m never doing that again…’ because they’re just too hard. There’s any film and I’ve done it eight times now. Eight times I’ve said, ‘I think I’m just going to pack it in. I had a good run.’ And then sure enough get lured back in with a Yankee dollar. Lured back in by them cookies… and them Oscars.”
Thor: Love and Thunder brings back Chris Hemsworth as the God of Thunder, who is joined by plenty of familiar faces, including Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie, Chris Pratt’s Starlord, and the return of Natalie Portman as Jane Foster, who will this time around be transformed into The Mighty Thor. In addition to this, we also have Russell Crowe taking on the role of Zeus and Christian Bale as the fearsome villain, Gorr the God Butcher.
Thor: Love and Thunder Will Be A Classic Marvel Action Movie
While there have been a number of styles brought into the MCU recently, Thor: Love and Thunder will be a classic Marvel combination of well-loved characters, comedy, action and more than a few surprises and cameo appearances. The movie’s synopsis reads:
“The film finds Thor (Chris Hemsworth) on a journey unlike anything he’s ever faced – a quest for inner peace. But his retirement is interrupted by a galactic killer known as Gorr the God Butcher (Christian Bale), who seeks the extinction of the gods. To combat the threat, Thor enlists the help of King Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), Korg (Taika Waititi) and ex-girlfriend Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), who – to Thor’s surprise – inexplicably wields his magical hammer, Mjolnir, as the Mighty Thor. Together, they embark upon a harrowing cosmic adventure to uncover the mystery of the God Butcher’s vengeance and stop him before it’s too late.”
Thor: Love and Thunder has a big task ahead of it this summer, with Top Gun: Maverick having overtaken Doctor Stranger in the Multiverse of Madness to be the biggest domestic movie of the year, it is now up to Hemsworth and Co to reclaim the Marvel crown from Tom Cruise’s nostalgic blockbuster. Advance tickets went on sale earlier this week, so it won’t be too long before we know roughly how well Thor’s opening weekend is going to look, and that could give a big indicator as to what can be expected of the movie’s long-term performance. Thor: Love and Thunder releases on July 8.