Let’s just cut to the chase here because it’s great news: Taika Waititi is gonna be writing and directing Thor 4.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Marvel has lured the Thor: Ragnarok director back for a second adventure with the seductive
Lord God of Thunder.
While Taika’s return to the nine realms of Asgard is more than welcome after he brought his magical touch for Ragnarok, it does mean that his upcoming live-action adaptation of Akira is taking a backseat indefinitely due to “script development” issues.
But hey, that’s a win-win for all: we’re getting a new Thor movie and Taika will get more time to make sure that his Akira adaptation will be just perfect (or good enough so the fanboys don’t get too pissy).
As for what we know about Thor 4, Chris Hemsworth is likely coming back as Thor and, uh, that’s basically it. No clue if Tessa Thompson will be back as Valkyrie (aka the Queen of Asgard), if Jeff Goldblum’s Grandmaster is still having his orgies, or if Korg is still on the Fortnite train.
That being said, the announcement of Taika writing and directing Thor 4 does answer a question we have about Thor’s ending in Avengers: Endgame.
For those who need a refresher, Bro Thor decided to go hang out with the Guardians of the Galaxy for a bit after giving up the Asgard throne to Valkyrie, which sparked questions of whether Thor is now part of the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy 3 or if he’ll bail on them for another solo adventure.
With Thor 4‘s announcement it seems like Thor will indeed ditch the GOTG at some point, though it remains to be seen how that goes down, especially since the God of Thunder and Rocket Raccoon are basically BFFs at this point.
We probably won’t get any answers for quite some time but that’s just fine by me because Taika Waititi is back and that’s really all that matters.