Taika Waititi has weaved his magic into Marvel’s “Thor: Ragnarok” and made a lot of exciting changes for the franchise’s main players.
For one thing, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) will sport a shorter, clean-shaven look instead of his signature gorgeous long locks. Thor’s short hair has surprisingly been generating a lot of buzz, but Waititi told The Guardian that “crazier things happen to Thor than new hair.”
The filmmaker then discussed the changes he made on the upcoming Marvel film. He said that it has always been his dream to make a Marvel movie, but he was very careful to make sure he was “not making an episode.” “With ‘Thor,' I’m trying not to do any other things,” he explained. “There’d be nothing worse than the film not being as good as I think it’s going to be because I didn’t spend enough time on it. I don’t want my focus pulled away, as it usually is.”
But he did try to inject some humor into the third “Thor” film, just like he usually does with his other projects. “If someone asked, ‘What are your films like?’ the best I can come up with is that they’re, like, a fine balance between comedy and drama. And they deal mainly with the clumsiness of humanity,” he said.
Waititi earlier spoke with the A.V. Club and said that his “Thor: Ragnarok” will be quite different compared to other Marvel films, mainly because of the characters involved.
“Sometimes I would stop and think, I’m doing a movie that’s got Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and The Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) and Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and every character is so strange and different,” he said. “‘Civil War,’ it’s just humans, humans with human problems. Ours is creatures and beings and all these sorts of really different characters. Again displaying human problems, but in outer space or in other worlds.”
“Thor: Ragnarok” will be released on Nov. 3.