In one of the lackluster movies of MCU’s phase 4, Thor: Love and Thunder was directed by Taika Waititi and saw the return of Natalie Portman as Jane Foster. Amongst Black Widow, Eternals, and other big marvel films, Thor: Love and Thunder was expected to fare far better than it did.
Fans found the movie disappointing for many reasons, with it failing to balance its tone and underutilizing Christian Bale being a few of them. In reaction to the criticism, Taika Waititi took to Twitter to defend his movie, further worsening his image for many fans.
Taika Waititi to direct a Star Wars film
With the sequels to the Star Wars franchise getting lukewarm reception, fans were concerned about who would direct the next Star Wars film. After Taika Waititi was called in to direct the film in 2020, fans were excited as they were more than satisfied with his Thor: Ragnarok and Jojo Rabbit.
It’s about when and who will bring the sequel trilogy characters back. Daisy, John, Oscar, Kelly and Naomi all have all now said they’re opening to returning if the story is right
— Okiro (@TheFirstOkiro) August 10, 2022
No more Skywalker or anything related to previous trilogy, it's time to make a fresh start and work on The Old Republic
— Kelesi (@NantoHokutoKen) August 10, 2022
But the result of Thor: Love and Thunder have made many fans question Lucasfilm’s decision. Considering feedback from fans has also become a big part of Star Wars installments, Taika Waititi’s attitude towards them further worsens the deal for fans.
Oscar Isaac doesn’t want to work with Taika Waititi?
Considering the amazing portfolio of Oscar Isaac, fans were disappointed how underdeveloped his character in Star Wars, Poe Dameron was. In an interview with Deadline, the actor commented on how he didn’t intend to make such blockbuster movies in the first place, he stated:
“It’s not really what I set out to do. What I set out to do was to make handmade movies, and to work with people that inspire me.”
I’m not saying this is a jab at Taika Watiti but what if that’s a jab at Taika Watiti😅
— redboyo (@thatredboyo) August 10, 2022
Doubt it. JJ Abrams and Rian Johnson are terrible directors, and if they bring in James Cameron and Micheal Bay… then kiss our love for Disney GOOD RIDDANCE!
— Molly McGee is ANGWY!!! (@luigismariano) August 10, 2022
But when the actor was asked if he would return to the franchise, which has already been through a rough ride with directors shifting all the time, he hinted at the possibility of returning if the film had a great story and a great director.
…is this him mocking Disney lmao
— Jordan (@Koalo2006) August 10, 2022
So he knows it was shit
— Julian (@JulianMdtt) August 10, 2022
Fans have speculated it to be a jab at the Jojo Rabbit director as it is one of the few star wars films still up for grabs. Considering the negative reception that Thor 4 had, Oscar Isaac could also be referring to that film.
Taika Waititi’s Untitled Star Wars Film is expected to come out in December 2025.