Taika Waititi helmed the successful and widely praised “Thor: Ragnarok” film in 2017, the third movie in the franchise. He has confirmed he is coming back for “Thor 4″ with Chris Hemsworth and he will also be writing the screenplay.
The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that Waititi will be back for the fourth installment. The writer and director revived this franchise with his own brand of comedy. “Thor: Ragnarok” earned over $854 million at the box office and received high ratings and feedback from fan sites.
“Yeah, people ask me, ‘Would you do another one?’ And for sure I’d do another one because it wouldn’t even feel like doing a fourth Thor film, it would just feel like doing the second Ragnarok film,” the director said in an interview with Screen Rant. “Because it does feel like in a way there’s been this reinvention in an exciting way. And I know that Chris feels a real new ownership over the character.”
Waititi was supposed to do the movie adaptation of “Akira,” the Japanese manga, which hs been set for a 2021 release. It’s unclear if he will be pausing on this project while working on “Thor 4.”
His next film, “Jojo Rabbit,” is set for a release this October. The movie stars Scarlett Johansson.
Meanwhile, at this rate, “Thor” has become the first film from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) to get a fourth installment. Hemsworth said that he’s onboard to keep doing “Thor” movies.
“I’d still love to do more, to be honest,” the actor said in an interview with Variety. “And I don’t know what the plan is. I feel like we’ve opened up such a different character. I feel more energized for the possibility of where it could go,” he added. “But I’ll use that in other places and other characters if it’s the end here.”
Fans may expect more announcement about “Thor” during the Marvel panel at the San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday, July 20.