Taika Waititi setting a vision ahead to present a version of Thor that fans didn’t even expect. The director wants to show fans a different version of Thor they didn’t know they wanted while making Thor: Love and Thunder. He nicely breathed life into the Thor franchise in 2017 with the release of Thor: Ragnarok, which converted the god of thunder from a stoic fighter to a more comedic chump with good goals. The film already gained good praise and was a box office blockbuster.
The director has been active praising Thor: Love and Thunder, which is bringing out heavily from Jason Aaron’s run on the Thor comics storyline including Christian Bale as Gorr the God Butcher and Natalie Portman as Jane Foster/Mighty Thor.
Taika Waititi Wanted to Present an Unexpected Version of Thor to the Fans
Taika Waititi has also brought up the film’s themes of affection and the romance between Thor and Jane Foster, something which fans were looking for in a popular MCU action movie. According to AP News, the director revealed his strategy for making Thor: Love and Thunder. Instead of making the movie, the way fans were expecting, Taika Waititi wanted to make a change by presenting a version of Thor they would initially hate.
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It seems the objective was to make a film with the odds so that he could tell a story in a way that audiences would enjoy even if it was something they didn’t think they commonly wanted. He said:
“I wanted to show him in a light that most Thor fans wouldn’t really want if you were to tell them. If you were to say them: ‘Yeah, I’m going to make Thor in love,’ it’s probably the last thing that a Thor fan really wants to hear.”
His intention might not be what one portion of the fans may want, but the box office achievement of Thor: Ragnarok compared to Thor and Thor: The Dark World reflects his understanding of humor and approach to the character were a great success. The actual challenge now will be developing a sequel that can live up to the probabilities of his last hit.
Anyways, It will be interesting to witness how the director’s fruitful choices reached the audiences. Thor: Love and Thunder are currently launched to have a $150 million opening weekend, but early critical reviews have been fairly mixed.
Thor: Love And Thunder (2022) going to release on July 8, 2022.