Taika Waititi On The "Wacky" Humor Of THOR: RAGNAROK

Taika Waititi On The "Wacky" Humor Of THOR: RAGNAROK

Taika Waititi On The "Wacky" Humor Of THOR: RAGNAROK

The What We Do In The Shadows director speaks about the specific brand of humor he plans on bringing to Marvel's Thor threequel, and also confirms that the movie will shoot down under this year.

There are quite a few fans that aren't partial to the comedic elements Marvel tends to inject into their movies, but from the sounds of things Thor: Ragnarok is not going to break tradition in that regard - though we can probably expect slightly a different brand of humor, at least.

Star Mark Ruffalo (Hulk/Bruce Banner) has already compared the threequel to classic '80s buddy comedy Midnight Run, and when Collider mentioned this to Taika Waititi in a new interview, the What We Do In The Shadows director elaborated on his plans to being his own brand of humor to the MCU and gives the hilarious Hulk/Loki scene from Avengers a mention while he's at it.


"I love that one moment in Avengers when Hulk grabs Loki and rag dolls him. It lends itself to great humor, do you read those comic books? They’re wacky. They’re crazy. I think that‘s exactly what they need, to keep changing it up. They’ve got their dark films, some are more serious, and I think it’s great that they’re mixing it up. I really want to inject my style of humor into this."

When asked if he's been studying past Marvel flicks in order to ensure he's able to bring something fresh to the table, Waititi commends the studio on managing to exceed expectations by constantly evolving and changing things up to come up with the best story.

I’ve learned that there are really no rules. There’s no road map. They’re very similar to Pixar in that way. They are constantly looking for the best story, they’ll tear everything down to rebuild it to make sure they have the best story. That’s why Marvel is good they keep pushing and pushing and trying to get the best thing possible. That’s what I’ve discovered the way things have changed.

Though some would argue that Marvel still sticks to a pretty rigid formula in many ways, it's impossible to argue with their success, and it sounds like they're giving Waititi plenty of room to develop his own vision, at least.

The director also confirms that Thor: Ragnarok will shoot "sometime this year" in Australia. More at the link below.
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