The next Marvel movie is less than two weeks away, and it is Thor: Ragnarok. The “cosmic buddy trip” is already getting a ton of positive reviews, and will no doubt be a big hit for Marvel and it’s cinematic universe. But arguably just as important is the fact that it’ll be a big thing for director Taika Waititi, who has also been getting a lot of praise.
With his success comes many questions of what’s next. For fans, they think his style would be perfect for a Star Wars film. With the departure of Colin Trevorrow, and the potential for a main film or an anthology film to helm, you’d think it’d be a no-brainer. But to Waititi…not so much. For he told the New York Times:
Through its narrow canon, the tone of Star Wars has always been determinedly self-serious, whereas the Marvel movies, like the decades of comics they sprang from, veer wildly from high drama to low comedy. And improvisation has been a tool in every Marvel movie since Robert Downey Jr. riffed his way through Iron Man.”
Ironically, it was this kind of style that has lost a couple of directors on the Star Wars films. First was Chris Miller and Phil Lord for the Han Solo film, then Trevorrow (who to be honest had other issues as well) on Star Wars Episode IX.
It is his call of course, and we’ll no doubt see more of him after Thor: Ragnarok releases November 3rd.