Taika Waititi On His Influence On “Thor: Ragnarok”

The hiring of acclaimed New Zealand director Taika Waititi for Marvel’s “Thor: Ragnarok” has gotten many excited. The project marks a big change for the helmer, giving him a budget he’s never had before. At the same time he should bring his unique tone to the project.

Shooting wrapped in late October with post-production now underway, we’re still months out from a trailer, and we have yet to see anything really substantive from the film. So, right now, there’s not a lot to go on regarding what to expect.

Speaking with The AV Club, Waititi was asked what he thought the ‘most Taika element’ of the film was. He replied:

“I think the overall sense that I’m trying to give to the audience and what I want the audience to leave the cinema carrying with them is a sense of joy really.”

He also compares this to the Russos’ “Captain America: Civil War” and waxes lyrical about the MCU in general:

“Sometimes I would stop and think, I’m doing a movie that’s got Thor and Doctor Strange and The Incredible Hulk and Loki and every character is so strange and different… Civil War it’s just humans, humans with human problems. Ours is creatures and beings and all these sorts of really different characters. Again displaying human problems, but in outer space or in other worlds.”

On another note, Waititi confirmed that he will indeed have a cameo in
‘Ragnarok,’ but won’t say much about the extent of his role:

“It’s not like a thing that I’ve ever planned, but now I’m in all of my movies in a small role or a larger role… I’ll probably just keep doing that. It’s like a dumb thing I do now.”

“Thor: Ragnarok” is slated to hit cinemas in early November.