Taika Waititi in Negotiations to Direct Thor: Ragnarok


Taika Waititi is in negotiations to direct Thor: Ragnarok

Flight of the Conchords and What We Do in the Shadows helmer Taika Waititi is in negotiations with Marvel Studios to direct Thor: Ragnarok, according to TheWrap. The God of Thunder will again be played by Chris Hemsworth.

The site says that Waititi beat out former Ant-Man hopefuls Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland, Gangster Squad) and Rawson Marshall Thurber (Dodgeball, We’re the Millers) in addition to Rob Letterman (Goosebumps) for the job, and he will follow in the footsteps of Thor director Kenneth Branagh and Thor: The Dark World director Alan Taylor.

Waititi’s other credits include Eagle vs. Shark and he wrote the script for Walt Disney Animation’s upcoming Moana, featuring Dwayne Johnson.

Thor: Ragnarok will close out the Asgardian trilogy with a screenplay by Christopher Yost (Thor: The Dark World) and Craig Kyle (producer on previous two Thor films), and will continue the cliffhanger of Loki (Tom Hiddleston) having secretly taken the throne in guise of his adoptive father Odin (Anthony Hopkins).

Marvel Studios will release Thor: Ragnarok on November 3, 2017 in 3D/2D theaters and IMAX.

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