New Zealand filmmaker Taika Waititi, best known for directing the vampire comedy “What We Do in the Shadows” and the series “Flight of the Conchords,” is in negotiations to direct “Thor: Ragnarok” for Marvel Studios.
Chris Hemsworth will return as the titular superhero in this third film which uses the classic Norse mythological name for the apocalypse and is expected to have a big impact on the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Waititi reportedly beat out Ruben Fleischer (“Zombieland,” “Gangster Squad”) for the coveted job. Filming is expected to take place early next year.
Source: The Wrap