“Thor: Ragnarok” director Taika Waititi is drumming up excitement for his upcoming Marvel film.
He participated in a Reddit AMA last Saturday and revealed that the film, which stars Chris Hemsworth as the Norse god of thunder, has “feels” of 1970s and 1980s sci-fi fantasy art. “I think ['Thor: Ragnarok'] will be one of the most adventurous and most ‘out there’ of all the Marvel movies. It’s a crazy movie,” Waititi said. “You can expect a Taika-esque tone. They’ve been very accepting of my style.”
Waititi added that Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk, also known as Bruce Banner, is going to be the breakout star of his film. At the same time, there will be some “Doctor Strange” references made throughout the movie.
The director still refuses to acknowledge whether or not Benedict Cumberbatch’s Marvel character will be making a cameo in “Thor: Ragnarok.” When Digital Spy asked him about it, Waititi became evasive. “Ohhh I don't know,” the director said. “I am not sure if... I don't know actually. I can't comment on it. It may have just been something for the fans.”
But as far as cameos go, Waititi would’ve loved nothing more than to have a certain “Guardians of the Galaxy” star appear in his upcoming film, according to Cinema Blend. “I would have liked to get John C. Reilly's character in the film but there was no real way to pull it off,” he said.
In “Guardians of the Galaxy,” Reilly plays Rhomann Dey - an officer in the Nova Corps. He is the one constantly in hot pursuit of Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), but despite his mission to arrest the petty thief, he still convinced the Nova Corps to help Star-Lord and his new friends Gamora, Rocket Raccoon and Groot defend Xandar against Ronan. His reasoning? Because nobody is “100 percent a d-ck.”
“Thor: Ragnarok” has been slated for release on Nov. 3, 2017, while “Doctor Strange” will be released on Nov. 4.