THOR 5 Reportedly In Development At Marvel Studios WITHOUT Filmmaker Taika Waititi

THOR 5 Reportedly In Development At Marvel Studios WITHOUT Filmmaker Taika Waititi

It appears Taika Waititi won't be given the chance to finish his Thor trilogy after helming Ragnarok and Love and Thunder because Marvel Studios is said to be searching for a new director for Thor 5...

By JoshWilding - Oct 26, 2023 11:10 AM EST
Filed Under: Thor

Kenneth Branagh did a great job when he introduced the MCU's God of Thunder in 2011's Thor, and when Game of Thrones director Alan Taylor was tapped to helm Thor: The Dark World, we all expected the hero's world to be injected with some of that Westeros grittiness. Instead, the 2013 release was a disappointment. 

Taika Waititi drastically reinvented the hero in the colourful Thor: Ragnarok, putting a comedic spin on the Asgardian's corner of this shared world. Lightning didn't strike twice, though, and last year's Thor: Love and Thunder was nothing if not hit-and-miss. 

While not an outright failure (it was far from Marvel Studios' worst-performing movie, both critically and commercially), something about it didn't work. Many fans have argued that Waititi was given too much freedom, while even Chris Hemsworth has acknowledged that the movie missed the mark and was too silly. 

Despite Disney CEO Bob Iger's suggestion that Marvel Studios needs to focus less on sequels, a new rumour from scooper Daniel Richtman claims Thor 5 is officially in development.

However, Waititi will not return and the hunt is on for a new director to put their spin on this iconic character. This is interesting because the trades debunked reports about a fifth instalment being in the works earlier this fall; it's possible the end of the WGA strike has changed things. 

Thor: Love and Thunder wrapped up by setting the stage for the title hero to clash with Hercules, but that's a story we could eventually see play out elsewhere. 

Whatever the case may be, a new Thor movie still hasn't been officially announced and it will likely be in Avengers: The Kang Dynasty we next see the Odinson blast into action. Perhaps Destin Daniel Cretton can reinvent the hero before a new solo adventure follows? 

Either way, Waititi has recently addressed the complaints about Thor: Love and Thunder's wacky tone by saying, "Some audiences really loved the humor part of it. Some audiences really wanted it to be just like the comics. But, you know, I always say, if you want it to be exactly like the comics read the comic. You've got to change things here and there to make it a film."

Are you excited about a possible Thor 5?

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CharlesLeeRay
CharlesLeeRay - 10/26/2023, 11:15 AM
My gor that suit is beautiful!
Emeraldbeast62
Emeraldbeast62 - 10/27/2023, 12:20 PM
@CharlesLeeRay - That outfit is indeed epic. The Helmet would finish it off.
Vigor
Vigor - 10/26/2023, 11:16 AM
Give me the producer credits. I'll make a good Thor movie dammit
Really thus franchise is going to be the "Halloween" franchise of the MCU. Each movie with a different tone and director. And all extremely mid. It's saving grace is it's lead
AmazingFILMporg
AmazingFILMporg - 10/26/2023, 11:17 AM
Good. Time for new blood. I want savage Thor💪🔥🖖
DudeGuy
DudeGuy - 10/26/2023, 11:18 AM
@AmazingFILMporg - you’ll get Disney Thor and like it
Vigor
Vigor - 10/26/2023, 11:24 AM
@DudeGuy - lol
FireandBlood
FireandBlood - 10/26/2023, 11:33 AM
@DudeGuy - 😂😂
HashTagSwagg
HashTagSwagg - 10/26/2023, 11:18 AM
Kenneth Branagh should helm it, his film got the best performances and that first part of the first film with Thor on Asgard and fighting those frost giant was peak Thor.
WakandanQueen
WakandanQueen - 10/26/2023, 11:32 AM
@HashTagSwagg - No, Branagh is mid AF.
URCOMMENTSUCKS
URCOMMENTSUCKS - 10/26/2023, 1:17 PM
@WakandanQueen - like it or not, he's the only director who gave us as close to a good Thor movie the MCU ever gotten.

Also, considering how many restrictions he had on that movie (making it in under 2h and grounding it in science because Feige did not want to have fantasy in the MCU yet), it's a miracle it was even watchable. Waititi had no such restrictions on Ragnajoke, and he made an abomination. Love and Thunder had a restricted runtime only because the execs saw what POS movie Waititi has made and they tried to salvage it by cutting it to its bare minimum.
Blastaar
Blastaar - 10/26/2023, 6:55 PM
@URCOMMENTSUCKS - Exactly. Ragnajoke indeed...Ragnarok should've been a trilogy or cross over event within the Marvel movies anyway. Surtur should've been scary and menacing asf. Heck the Balrog from LOTR was way scarier than Surtur and it only had a few minutes of screen time and was a minor character.

And have yet to Balder who is an imperative character for Ragnarok.....FINALLY they allude to him in Loki, several movies later.
Spike101
Spike101 - 10/26/2023, 7:42 PM
@HashTagSwagg - 100% agree with you, have him wake and realise the last two movies were just a dream.
WakandanQueen
WakandanQueen - 10/27/2023, 8:12 AM
@URCOMMENTSUCKS - The first Thor ain't a bad movie, but I respectfully disagree. I think Branagh is a very mediocre filmmaker.
Tasmaniac
Tasmaniac - 10/28/2023, 12:05 AM
@HashTagSwagg - Only if they can’t get Peter Jackson.
FinnishDude
FinnishDude - 10/26/2023, 11:24 AM
I'm a huge fan of Thor comics (Walt Simonson's run on the characters is one of the greatests runs of any Marvel character), who hated both Ragnarok and Love & Thunder and therefore should get excited about Waititi leaving, but I very much feel that at this point the damage is done. The status quo Waititi created leaves very little room for adaptations of any of the remaining classic stories or characters, and Hemsworth has made such a huge deal out of enjoying improv-heavy comedic acting more than playing a role straight (and this goes beyond Thor, as you can see with his roles in 2016's Ghostbusters and Men in Black International) that even with a more serious script and director, he might not want to revamp the character back on track.
Simonsonrules
Simonsonrules - 10/26/2023, 10:32 PM
@FinnishDude - Preach, brother, preach. There is a special place in Hel for Waititi and every one of his enablers and apologists.
Emeraldbeast62
Emeraldbeast62 - 10/27/2023, 12:42 PM
@FinnishDude - I enjoy a bit of humor to offset the drama if it is placed and timed well. I'm a Hulk fan and would've loved a better story arc to transition him into World War Hulk. Thor has become too dependent on humor and you can blame Waititi for that. His brand is way over the top and stale. Thor can be redeemed with a good director and get back a sense of dignity for the character.
slickrickdesigns
slickrickdesigns - 10/26/2023, 11:25 AM
Taika just can’t admit he went too over the top on Love and Thunder makes me happy the rumor is that he’s not supposed to come back for Thor 5. But just like every other b.s. speculation article, I’ll believe it when Feige or Marvel Studios says it officially.
Matchesz
Matchesz - 10/26/2023, 11:25 AM
Damage has been done. You cant go from serious heartbroken epic thor to goofy, fun loving thor. Thats ass backwards in storytelling. But remember Kevin Fiege number one rule never speak bad on their products. So we’ll never actually get a genuine sincere explanation for any of their [frick]ups.
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