Director Taika Waititi describes how his next Marvel Studios picture, Thor: Love and Thunder, differs from the 2017 MCU hit Thor: Ragnarok.
Taika Waititi, the director of Thor: Ragnarok and Thor: Love and Thunder, explains the differences between the two films. Thor: Ragnarok, which changed Chris Hemsworth's Thor and his franchise considerably, was the filmmaker's debut MCU picture. Given the popularity of the movie, it's understandable that Marvel Studios would bring him back for another God of Thunder picture, set in a post-Infinity Saga universe.
Thor: Love and Thunder is a major deal for Marvel Studios. Aside from Hemsworth's comeback as one of the most powerful Avengers, Jane Foster will return to the saga after being away since Thor: The Dark World. In the upcoming sequel, she takes up the superhero identity of Mighty Thor. Valkyrie, Lady Sif, and other Guardians of the Galaxy members round out the cast of familiar MCU characters. Meanwhile, the blockbuster will include franchise newcomers Russell Crowe as Zeus and Christian Bale as Gorr the God Butcher, the film's main nemesis.
Thor: Love & Thunder may be able to solve the final original Avengers mystery from Phase 1.
Waititi told EW that he realises Thor: Love and Thunder needs to provide something new, rather than just repeating what succeeded in Thor: Ragnarok. He breaks out the differences between the flicks in the interview, claiming that the future MCU feature delves into deeper issues. It isn't a serious film, but neither is it as lighthearted as the 2017 smash. Read the whole of his quote below:
Waititi has previously discussed how Love and Thunder will vary from Ragnarok. The filmmaker also stated that the new MCU picture will make the prequel appear safer. Thor: Ragnarok was a dramatic reboot of the God of Thunder's franchise. It also gave the Avenger a new personality, as well as a more vibrant appearance evocative of Jack Kirby's comic panels. Thor was significantly more comedic and less rigid in the 2017 film, which increased the character's appeal, leading to similar appearances in Avengers: Infinity War.Avengers: Endgame and Infinity War Despite this, several critics criticised the film for relying too heavily on humour and not giving enough weight to the story's more emotional elements.
Waititi may be responding to such concerns by tackling deeper topics in Thor: Love and Thunder. However, this does not rule out the possibility of a humorous sequel to Thor: Ragnarok. The Guardians of the Galaxy's involvement in the film's trailer already refuted that theory. Fans may expect a more adult style of storytelling in the Marvel Studios film, with Thor's path to self-healing and Jane's probable cancer plot. Otherwise, it risks provoking further criticism from Ragnarok's detractors.