Major news just hit the wire! Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi will return to the Marvel Climactic Universe to continue the story of Thor. According to a report by The Hollywood Reporter, the director signed a deal to write and direct the follow up to his 2017 movie Thor: Ragnorok.
Though this is wonderful news for fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, those who were anticipating his take on the anime classic, Akira, will have to wait. Thor 4 will be push back Akira for some time.
This is a big set back for Warner Bros. studio which has been attempting to get the ball rolling on the live-action version of the manga.
Warner Bros. to Wait for Waititi
Sources claim Warner Bros. will wait to bring back Waititi for Akira. The studio has to be willing to wait until the director has completed Thor 4. Then, he could move right into the Japanese manga adaptation.
As fans know, Waititi was a breath of fresh air within the Thor franchise as his idiosyncratic ascetics permeated the movie. He also took great inspiration from comic book legend Jack Kirby and infused the film with a great deal of his art style.
Thor: Ragnarok was a success with fans as it brought in over 850 million dollars worldwide while leaving critics dazed who gave the film an impressive 93 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.
Chris Hemsworth Reprising Role
Chris Hemsworth is expected to reprise his role of the god of Thunder Thor for the fourth installment of the film. Not much else is known story-wise. But as anyone knows, when it comes to Marvel Studios expect juicy teases to come out sometime around 2020.
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