Thor Ragnarok Trailer
Some Marvel fans say the “Thor: Ragnarok” trailer is borrowing elements from “Guardians of the Galaxy.” Marvel

A lot of criticisms have been hurled at “Thor: Ragnarok” even before it hit cinemas, and people are saying that it’s very similar to another Marvel franchise, “Guardians of the Galaxy.”

But Marvel president Kevin Feige has come out to defend the work of Taika Waititi, saying that the Chris Hemsworth-starrer will be unique given the filmmaker’s style and rhythm. “As people see more of ‘Ragnarok,’ it’s a Taika tone more than a ‘Guardians’ tone. He’s really adding a very unique point of view to it, but certainly the success of ‘Guardians’ just boosted our confidence to continue to go in new, fun, weird directions, and I think that led to ‘Doctor Strange’ and certainly, ultimately, leads to the things we’re doing in ‘Infinity War,’” he said.

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Many have also noticed the huge change in Thor’s (Chris Hemsworth) appearance in the movie, since his long, golden locks have been chopped off. Waititi addressed the change and told The Guardian that “crazier things happen to Thor than new hair.”

The director also echoed what Feige said about having his own unique style. “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 also revealed to the A.V. Club that “Ragnarok” is unique because of its characters, so it’s unlike any other Marvel film in the past. “Sometimes I would stop and think, I’m doing a movie that’s got Thor 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.