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‘It brings me joy’: Thor 4 Director Taika Waititi Reveals He Enjoys Trolling Fans By Throwing Out The Source Material

Taika Waititi can come across as extremely outgoing. He is goofy and comical, with a laid-back familiarity and an apparently limitless supply of energy. He is renowned for bringing energy to the sets where he films by playing music, breaking into random pieces of humor, and occasionally doing “costume changes” for the camera in which he disappears and then emerges wearing different clothing.

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Taika Waititi's Thor: Love and Thunder is ready to hit theatres on July 8
Taika Waititi’s Thor: Love and Thunder is ready to hit theatres on July 8

After the boring stream of Phase 3 films, Marvel’s visionary approach to Thor: Ragnarok made it a refreshing film to watch. However, the film also defined the boundary between the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s canon of comic adaptations and humorous experiments. Waititi is known for deviating live-action from its source material. And now he has got something to speak about the same.

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Taika Waititi reveals he enjoys trolling fans

Director Taika Waititi
Director Taika Waititi

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While on ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’ Taika Waititi spoke about how he always has some or the other fun element in his movies including Thor’s rear end in Thor: Love and Thunder. When asked if Waititi ever listens to fan theories while writing his scripts, he mockingly reveals that he kinda likes to ‘troll the fans back a bit.’ 

“I like to listen to the fans and then troll the fans back a bit because it brings me some bit of joy. I don’t have many joys in my life, I have my kids and trolling fans. But I like where you know, they say – why I did Ragnarok there were few people who didn’t know what I did, what I had done before saying ‘He’s going to ruin Thor.’ And I would write back, ‘Oh! I am going to ruin it all right. I’m going to ruin it for you.’ And I would say things like, ‘you don’t know what you wanted until I give it to you.'”

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Thor: Ragnarok

For many, Thor: Ragnarok breathed a sort of new life into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with Taika Waititi bringing a more humorous, technicolor approach to the dark side of the Thor franchise. But as per reviews, we could believe that not everyone was a fan of Ragnarok. One of the viewers claimed, ‘Having no respect for the source material is a great place to start, no? So much for the popular claim that Taika “really understands Thor and Loki” or that he made the franchise more loyal to the comics. If he did, it was purely by accident.’ Waititi had no respect for the source material and deviated a lot to bring out a different narrative. And now it’s time to witness Thor’s narrative in Thor: Love and Thunder which is going to hit theatres on July 8, 2022.

Source – Youtube 

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Written by Varshit Sharma

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