Waititi: New “Thor” Influenced By “Little China”

The first photos from Taika Waititi’s “Thor: Ragnarok” hit the other day and showed a film easily as colorful and wild, if not more so, than Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy”.

At the same time, Waititi talked about the film embracing a more comedic tone than the previous movies. So much talk in fact that some fans are getting concerned over the film’s tone and whether it will be an outright comedy.

In a new interview with EW, Waititi is quick to say that’s not and cites John Carpenter’s beloved 1986 cult classic “Big Trouble in Little China” as the movie that the film is possibly the closest to in terms of flavour:

“It’s not really a comedy. There are some really great moments we’re going to have in the film. Knowing that it was Bruce Banner and Thor on kind of a road trip journey, that lends itself to a tone because those guys are both really funny. I was like you gotta exploit Chris’ comic abilities.

Big Trouble in Little China was one of those films where Jack Burton is a buffoon but he’s loveable and you’re with him the entire way. I thought Thor has got to be the one you want to be with in every scene.”

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