‘Thor: Love & Thunder’ was released in 2022, and the movie was described as cringy at best. And while everyone praised Taika’s first Thor, ‘Ragnarok’ ‘Love & Thunder’ was heavily criticized for excessive out-of-place humor, especially when you take into account that one of the prominent themes in the movie was Foster’s cancer and one of the most powerful villains in the Marvel Comics Universe, Gorr the God Butcher.
The movie was a failure in every imaginable and conveyable way, having little redeeming qualities. Following the release, Chris Hemsworth also took a break from acting due to troubling test results that showed him having more chances to develop Alzeheimer than the average person, although he later cleared up that his break from acting was due to his desire to spend more time with his children and not the result of his genetic results.
Now, it seems that Hemsworth is ready to return to his most lucrative franchise in recent years as he is seemingly in talks with Marvel Studios to make ‘Thor 5,’ but Taika won’t return to direct it, citing a busy schedule in his interview with Variety.
Taika Waititi is currently prioritizing his adaptation of ‘Klara and the Sun,’ a dystopian sci-fi novel that revolves around a robot chosen as a companion for a sickly child. He expresses a strong interest in this project, stating that it’s something he’s been wanting to do for a while. Despite having a backlog of other projects, including a live-action adaptation of ‘Akira,’ Waititi emphasizes that his version of Akira will be based on the original manga by Katsuhiro Otomo rather than simply replicating the iconic 1988 anime film.
He also said that working on those types of movies is a very draining process, one that he needed a break from, and he is not expected to take part in such projects for at least the next six years.
Fans have met the news with mixed reactions, but most praising Taika’s decision to step away from Thor as they feel that Marvel as a whole needs a change in direction, and although Taika’s “humorous” take on the iconic character was definitely a change in direction, it was not what they had in mind.
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