Marvel Green Lights ‘Thor 4’ with Waititi Directing
Before the game-changing events that were Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, it was made clear that the MCU’s Big Three (Captain America, Iron Man, and Thor) were all wrapping up their time with the massive cinematic universe.
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But when Endgame ended, Chris Hemsworth’s Thor was still standing, leaving plenty to wonder what was ahead for that character. Now we have some sort of idea.
Marvel Studios has confirmed Thor 4 is happening, and that not only is Chris Hemsworth back as Thor, but Taika Waititi will be directing. Waititi directed Thor: Ragnarok, which had the feel of Guardians of the Galaxy and received plenty of praise for turning around that franchise after the ill-received Thor: Dark World.
The downside of this news is that it may come at the cost of Waititi’s other big project, a live-action version of the classic anime Akira. However, it was already being rumored that it was running into troubles once again as that adaptation seemingly falls apart every time we see progress.
The end of Avengers: Endgame saw Thor heading back into space with the Guardians of the Galaxy, minus Gamora. This leaves plenty of questions for the project as it starts, including which Guardians could or will appear in the upcoming Thor sequel. None of that even touches on Thor leaving Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie in charge of the New Asgard.
Much will be answered as it develops, but it’s interesting to see that as much as it appeared Marvel Studios was giving a huge reset for Phase 4, we’re starting to see some of the early favorites holdover. Black Panther, Guardians of the Galaxy, and a few others were already confirmed, but Thor still being present without Chris Evans as Captain America, Robert Downey Jr as Iron Man, or Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow leaves the possibility of him becoming the major player in the MCU.
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