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Taika Waititi Is Returning to Write and Direct ‘Thor 4’

The man behind the funniest MCU movie is coming back in a major way.


Marvel fans rejoice, as it was announced today that Ragnarok director Taika Waititi is returning for the untitled Thor 4.

The threequel earned more than $850 million at the global box office and has a 93 percent approval ratings from critics on Rotten Tomatoes. This commercial and critical success came in no small part thanks to Waititi injecting some humor into the film. While the first two Thor movies were underwhelming (even Chris Hemsworth thinks so), Ragnarok was considered a massive step-up for the franchise. In fact, it’s widely considered the funniest entry in the MCU, though some Guardians of the Galaxy fans would probably disagree.

For that reason, fans should be ecstatic that Waititi is returning for the unnamed fourth Thor movie and an argument could be made that this movie could be even funnier than Ragnarok. Why? Because this time will be writing the film’s script along with directing, meaning that he will really be able to bring his voice to the movie.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, this means that Hemsworth will be returning for at least one more adventure as the God of Thunder, as it was previously speculated that the Australian actor’s time in the MCU might be coming to an end, especially with Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. both calling it a day.

It’s unclear when exactly the next Thor movie is expected to come to theaters but hopefully, it’s sooner rather than later, as we could use a laugh after all of the tears that were shed after having to say goodbye to Iron Man and Captain America in Endgame. Our one request? Make sure Hulkified Bruce Banner plays a part in the film, as Hulk and Thor have proven to be one of the most unexpected comedic duos in recent memory.