Few Marvel films have reimagined a character as radically as Thor: Ragnarok. Director Taika Waititi took the things fans already loved about the character, filtered them through a new visual palette and added more jokes than almost any other Marvel movie. The result is probably one of the most rewatchable films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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Video: Pretty much anything can be improved by adding Jeff Goldblum, but Taika Waititi's Thor: Ragnarok really used the actor to his fullest potential. Marvel has been releasing a few of their bonus clips from the upcoming Blu-ray release, and with them we get to see Goldblum at his... Goldblum-iest.
When Loki creates a psychic link between himself and Valkyrie during Taikia Waititi's Thor: Ragnarok, he's given the briefest glimpse into the warrior's past. He witnesses the time when she and all of Asgard's other Valkyries fell in battle against Hela. Though the scene was shot in live-action, it looks and feels like an epic painting in motion, and Waititi shared some behind-the-scenes visuals of it on Twitter.
Two years ago, we all fell in love with Darryl - Thor's roommate and co-star in a pair of short films directed by Taika Waititi that simultaneously showed us what Thor: Ragnarok could be, and explained why Thor wasn't in Captain America: Civil War.
We knew that the story of Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi's What We Do in the Shadows would continue in the upcoming film We're Wolves, and that the world of supernatural banality the duo created would also expand with a TV series. We've finally got some details about the latter project, titled Wellington Paranormal.
Before Thor: Ragnarok was a massive hit and made director Taika Waititi a household name for geeks, he made one of the funniest vampire movies ever: What We Do in the Shadows. The movie has a huge cult following, but besides owning the DVD and quoting it ad nauseam, there aren't a lot of ways to show your love for the film.
By now you probably know that Thor: Ragnarok has two end credit scenes. The first is the big one that ties into the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe. The second, which is much more appropriate to the film, is a funny little aside and director Taika Waititi revealed it was one of just many choices he had for the ending.
As with many Marvel films, Thor: Ragnarok left audiences with more than a couple of unsolved mysteries and unresolved issues after its final end-credits scene. Here are 10 questions we have the answers to, courtesy of Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige and Ragnarok director Taika Waititi - and well as the five biggest questions the movie left unanswered.
Suggest to Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige that the Thor movies aren't as beloved as his other films and he points to the reviews. "I remind you that Thor 1 is Certified Fresh and Thor 2 is Fresh," he said. But if those films were as revered as the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Taika Waititi wouldn't have made Thor: Ragnarok.
Around Comic Con, it was suggested in an interview with director Taika Waititi that the final cut of Thor: Ragnarok would come in at the actually pretty short 100 minutes. As it turns out, the final cut was a good deal longer, clocking in at two hours and ten minutes. Now we know why.
For Taika Waititi, something about Thor: Ragnarok just made sense. The character's humour in all his previous appearance almost screamed for a director with his unique comedic skills to come on board the franchise. But did Waititi, who'd previously directed What We Do In the Shadows and Hunt for the Wilderpeople, ever consider other Marvel characters his brand of humour might fit with?