Taika Waititi Says He Likes Doing Marvel Movies Without Reading Comics Because He Loves MCU Fans Screaming ‘You Can’t Do That’.

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Taika Waititi is the most famous person in Hollywood, and the people love to celebrate him for his achievements. Taika Waititi joined the blockbuster ranks with Thor: Ragnarok. Since then, the director has grown in the industry, and people grew to like his sweet and different style. After Thor: Ragnarok, Taika Waititi received an Oscar for Jojo Rabbit. Recently, he has also co-written Thor: Love and Thunder, which is in the theaters now.

Thor: Love and Thunder director Taika Waititi
Thor: Love and Thunder director Taika Waititi

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Taika Watiti’s Thor: Love and Thunder promotions:

Thor: Love and Thunder
Thor: Love and Thunder

While all of this is going on in Taika Waititi’s life, he has still somehow managed time for the promotions of his new film, Thor: Love and Thunder. He keeps on boosting the character which gave a comedic polish and made Ragnarok such a special entry in the MCU.


The Thor: Love and Thunder have a different angle this time. The movie injects a mood of melancholy when the superhero teams up with his ex-girlfriend Dr. Jane Foster after she manages to wield his old hammer and became a superhero herself by betraying him.

The outcome of all this is another blockbuster that has been loved all over the world. He has received challenges, and he still continues to face threats and challenges.

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Taika Waititi said that he does not read the Comics:

Taika Watiti and his queer characters
Taika Watiti does not read the comics

When Taika Waititi was asked, “How much do you feel like you understand all the interlocking MCU stories now?”, he said:

“I don’t do any research into all of the threads and storylines of Marvel because there’s too many and I don’t know half the characters. I don’t want to read any of the comics. I just want to do my film, just put the things in, then have them say, “You can’t do that because that messes with this whole storyline.” There are so many iterations of this film. I would want to take a character and put it in the film or kill off a character, but it affects all these different things I have no idea about.”

Taika Waititi was also asked about the portrayal of Queer characters in the movie, and if he’s leaning into all of these opportunities. To that he said:


“What I love about the pirate show is that it’s so normalized. No character ever says, “I can’t believe they’re gay.” They can’t believe those two characters got together, that’s all. Who would’ve believed they’d get together? But it’s just a given that there’s queerness on the high seas. And in this film, more importantly, what we did with my character Korg — who talks about the relationships that the Kronans have — or Valkyrie, who’s bi.

It’s the idea that these things just are, in a Marvel film, in a mainstream film that young, queer people will see. They’ll watch this film and be like, oh, it’s a Thor film about a heterosexual, very Aryan-looking space Viking, but there are other characters in there and it’s normalized. No one bats an eyelid and there’s no monologue about it. Nobody ever stands up and says “This is OK!” It just is OK. I think that’s very important. It’s the same thing as the first time people saw a female superhero. It’s just so normal now. It’s so cool because kids can see this stuff and feel like even in these tiny moments in a giant film like this, at least there’s something that’s making them feel seen.”

Thor: Love and Thunder is now playing in the theaters.

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Written by Kathakali Sarkar

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