Taika Waititi “Shouldn’t Be Allowed” to Make ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’

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One of the latest additions in the Marvel Cinematic Universe will push boundaries in ways that fans have not seen before.

Thor: Love and Thunder [2022] has a planned release date of July 2022 and will feature the return of Chris Hemsworth (Thor), as well as a host of talent we’ve seen from previous installments, including Female Thor incarnation Natalie Portman (Jane Foster/Mighty Thor), Tessa Thompson (Valkyrie), Jaimie Alexander (Lady Sif), Taika Waititi (Korg), and Jeff Goldblum (Grandmaster).

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In a recent interview with ScreenRant, Marvel Director of Visual Development Andy Park revealed that the movie may make some fans uncomfortable in terms of the visual elements of the film.

“There’s a reason why there’s been over a decade of successful movies and just why this franchise is growing. So Thor: Love and Thunder falls right into that where it’s just pushing the boundaries of what’s comfortable and what should be expected,” Park said. 

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He went on to say that Director Taika Waititi– who directed Thor: Ragnarok, as well as several other films like Boy, What We Do In The Shadows, and Jojo Rabbit— said he “shouldn’t be allowed to make a movie like this.”

“You’ll be surprised and push these characters and the visuals go along with that. I think Taika said it in some interview where he’s just like, he’s surprised that he’s even, he shouldn’t be allowed to make a movie like this. And I get it,” he added. “This movie is crazy wild. It’s so much fun. And I simply cannot wait for everyone to see it. Because it was so much fun to work on and design so many characters and do keyframes for. It’s going to be a good one. It’s going to be fun.”

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Marvel fans have enjoyed the recent releases of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and Eternals, and there are already eight more movies in post-production or currently filming that will be released through 2023, with others being planned, as well.

Thor was previously seen in Avengers: Endgame [2019] alongside Robert Downey Jr.(Tony Stark/Iron Man), Tom Holland (Peter Parker/Spider-Man), Paul Rudd (Scott Lang/Ant-Man), Mark Ruffalo (Bruce Banner/The Hulk), Jeremy Renner (Clint Barton/Hawkeye), Brie Larson (Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel) and Scarlett Johansson (Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow).

Are you looking forward to seeing Thor: Love and Thunder? Let us know in the comments down below!

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