Taika Waititi Getting Set to Direct “Thor: Ragnarok”

(via Variety)

In Thor’s standalone saga within the Marvel film canon, Marvel has gone, for its directors, from an accomplished Shakespearean actor/director to a veteran TV director to now one of the funniest writer/director/actors to come out of New Zealand.

Taika Waititi, the writer/director of the amazing vampire mockumentary What We Do In The Shadows, is indeed getting set to direct the third Thor movie, Thor: Ragnarok. Waititi will be following the likes of Kenneth Branagh, whose name was pretty much synonymous with Shakespeare for much of his career, and Alan Taylor, who made his bones by directing several premium cable shows for many years.

With Branagh’s background in Shakespeare, it stands to reason that he was brought in for the first Thor to bring a sort of legitimacy to the world of Asgard and Thor himself. So, along these lines, we’re wondering if Taika will make the third installment of Thor, the funniest Thor given his expertise.  

Thor: Ragnarok isn’t set for release until 2017, so we have a while to wait and see.