Taika Waititi has been associated with the Marvel Cinematic Universe through two movies, (2017) and (2022). Not only directing the movies, he also portrayed the alien Korg via motion capture in the films. However, he has recently made it quite clear that he won’t be involved in the fifth sequel as the whispers around him leaving the fifth installment continue to make waves.
Chris Hemsworth-led franchise was established with its first installment in 2011 and continued to expand throughout the years with three sequels. While speculations around the untitled fifth installment, was in the works continue to swirl around, the filmmaker addressed the topic only to confirm his involvement with the movie.
In an interview with the , he addressed the ongoing whispers stating that he is unsure about whether the is in the works or not however, he did confirm the second half of the rumors going around.
“I wouldn’t know if that’s accurate,” adding “I know that I won’t be involved.”
The star further explained that his prior engagements with other projects have made him come to that conclusion.
“I’m going to concentrate on these other films that I’ve signed on for.”
Waititi has already been penning a movie with his other projects involving the adaptation of novel as well as the adaptation of the Kazuo Ishiguro novel, .
He further confirmed that his current slate of projects has affected his decision to be involved in the MCU movie as it would take him to deliver what he has signed up for.
However, he won’t mind if Marvel Studios went ahead with the new movie without him. In the same interview, he shared,
“I would never feel like they are cheating on me,” the Reservation Dogs co-creator shared. “We’re in an open relationship, and it’s like if they want to see other people, I’m happy for that. I’d still get back into bed with them one day.”
The Oscar-winner further commented that he loves Marvel as well as the leading star . Though his direction in was highly acclaimed due to its humor and visual style, the charm was unable to do the same wonders in .
Even fans couldn’t help but agree with the same which is why his involvement with didn’t surprise the fans. They expressed their opinions on X.
Check out the tweets below.
Because the fourth movie was a disaster
— TRIGGER (@TRIK0T0) November 14, 2023
Its for the best. I love Taika but his take on Thor is just a little bit too silly and ridiculous.
— Josh Sweat Truther (@EaglesBurna) November 14, 2023
Honestly, it’s time for a Thor movie that’s grittier and darker.
Anothe Loki and Thor meet up would be super cool if they bring Tom back 🤙🏽.
— Kenny⛈️ (@notkennyrm) November 14, 2023
Taika Waititi killed the franchise never let him do another one lol
— Gage (@GAGEmusicx) November 14, 2023
This is good. I like Taika’s work, but his Thor charm was a one-time thing (Ragnarok)
— Lukas (@LukasPresents) November 14, 2023
The 2022 MCU flick met with mixed critical response with many agreeing that the fourth sequel was unable to balance humor and storytelling, thus making it a bit too childish. This was further panned as many compared it to its predecessor which was way superior to Christian Bale’s movie. Many were not pleased when Waititi’s comic version went way over the line to unbalance the movie entirely.
These are some of the reasons why fans are skeptical about if he directs the movie. In any case, Thor’s future in the MCU still stands strong which is enough for Marvel to turn the tables to revive its sub-franchise just like what they did in
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