For those who’ve watched Thor: Love and Thunder and stayed through the credits, you’ll know that Marvel Studios fully intends for Thor to return to the MCU in another film, but as it turns out, that decision came as a complete surprise to director Taika Waititi. Speaking Insider in a recent interview, Waititi revealed that he was just as surprised as anybody when the message appeared on screen. “That was a surprise to me, too. I’m not joking,” the New Zealand native said. “I saw it in the theater and I was like, ‘Oh, sh-t. Really?’ Even Chris was like, ‘What?’ But, of course he’ll be back. He’s the best character. I mean, I may be a little biased, but he’s the most fun to watch.”
He continued by saying he’d love to come back for Thor 5, but only if lead actor Chris Hemsworth also decides to return. “Now, I don’t know what would be next. I would definitely do one, but only if Chris did it,” the filmmaker added. “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. 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.”
Thor: Love and Thunder is in theaters now.
Elsewhere in entertainment, Marvel has released new promo art for She-Hulk offering the clearest look at the character’s combat suit yet.