What We Do In The Shadows director Taika Waititi wouldn’t seem like a natural fit to helm a big Marvel blockbuster like Thor: Ragnarok, but then you might have said the same about the Russo Brothers when they were hired to direct Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and they went on to give us arguably the best Marvel flick to date.
In a recent interview with Collider, Waititi answered some Thor-related questions, and from the sounds of things, the studio has given the 40-year-old New Zealand native a bit of freedom to bring his own unique style to the threequel. Those that take issue with the comedy levels in Marvel movies may not be too happy though, because we might just be in for some “wacky” times ahead.
I love that one moment in Avengers when Hulk grabs Loki and rag dolls him. It lends itself to great humor, do you read those comic books? They’re wacky. They’re crazy. I think that‘s exactly what they need, to keep changing it up. They’ve got their dark films, some are more serious, and I think it’s great that they’re mixing it up. I really want to inject my style of humor into this.
Has Waititi learned anything about how the studio operates though since he singed on to helm the picture? Well, according to him, he’s learnt that there are no rules.
I’ve learned that there are really no rules. There’s no road map. They’re very similar to Pixar in that way. They are constantly looking for the best story, they’ll tear everything down to rebuild it to make sure they have the best story. That’s why Marvel is good they keep pushing and pushing and trying to get the best thing possible. That’s what I’ve discovered the way things have changed.
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