Taika Waititi Says Thor: Ragnarok Will Be A Retro Sci-Fi Spectacle

Taika Waititi Says Thor: Ragnarok Will Be A Retro Sci-Fi Spectacle

Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi participated in a Reddit AMA on Saturday night, and I’m now officially pumped for whatever Flash Gordon-style amazingness is headed our way.

During the AMA, Waititi was asked about the 1980s-style logo, which debuted at San Diego Comic-Con. He said the new logo was inspired by 1970s and 1980s sci fi fantasy art, “because our film feels like that.” Waititi also confirmed that audiences can expect a 1980s vibe from the film, “and more.”

“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.


After the logo first debuted, and the fact that it was teased as an intergalactic road trip, audiences speculated whether the film would take on a lighter, weirder tone than its predecessors. All signs point to an absolute yes. Waititi said in the AMA that he basically did was he wanted with the film, praising Marvel’s decision to give him massive creative freedom, and jokingly added that he didn’t even bother trying to make the movie fit in with the larger MCU.

“You can expect a Taika-esque tone. They have been very accepting of my style,” he said.

There have been some early comparisons to Guardians of the Galaxy, which Waititi said is his favourite Marvel film so far. However, if the Thor and Darryl Captain America: Civil War mockumentary showed us anything, it’s that Waititi definitely has his own style that will hopefully come through in Thor: Ragnarok.


Waititi added that he expects Bruce Banner to be the breakout star of the film, which is exciting news, considering we haven’t had a solo film starring Mark Ruffalo’s turn as The Hulk. He also mentioned there’s about three weeks of filming left, and that we can expect “references” to Doctor Strange, but didn’t promise anything more than that. Thor: Ragnarok arrives in theatres November 3, 2017.