Taika Waititi Would Definitely Direct Thor 5 But Under This Condition

The New Zealand writer-director also explains in a new interview that the post-credits message teasing ‘Thor will be back’ was even a ‘surprise’ to him and lead star Chris Hemsworth.

AceShowbizTaika Waititi may have just wrapped up “Thor: Love and Thunder” but already the MCU is calling for another installment. The filmmaker would only direct “Thor 5” if Chris Hemsworth returns to the role and the script is “unexpected.”

The New Zealand filmmaker has insisted he would return to helm another installment in the blockbuster Marvel franchise if Hemsworth agrees to reprise his titular role as the superhero. However, the story would have to excite him and he even suggested a Thor road trip movie.

He told Insider, “Now, I don’t know what would be next. I would definitely do one, but only if Chris did it. But it would need to be something surprising and unexpected for me to want to do it.”

“Like what would be the new take? The battles and all the fighting is fine, but I would want something that feels unexpected when it comes to the story,” Waititi said. “Like making just a $5 million movie with no fighting at all, just Thor on a road trip. Like [Alexander Payne’s 2013 film] ‘Nebraska‘.”

Fortunately, Hemsworth is keen to continue playing the God of Thunder until he’s booted out. He recently said, “I’ll do it until someone says get off the stage. I love [playing Thor].”

Waititi has also admitted he was surprised by the post-credits in “Thor: Love and Thunder” that teased “Thor will return.” He said, “That was a surprise to me, too. I’m not joking.”

“I saw it in the theater and I was like, ‘Oh, s**t. Really?’ Even Chris was like, ‘What?’ But, of course he’ll be back. He’s the best character,” Waititi explained. “I mean, I may be a little biased, but he’s the most fun to watch.”

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