Thor: Ragnarok Director Promises Spectacle & to 'Keep People Laughing'

Hulk vs Thor concept art for Thor: Ragnarok

Take into consideration the scale and scope of the third Thor film, what with it bringing Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and promising an intergalactic road trip between the God of Thunder and the Incredible Hulk, it's plain to see Thor: Ragnarok is going to be something different for the franchise. While those new avenues may present some questions for those expecting another effects-heavy action adventure, the film's director would like to set the record straight.

Taika Waititi will helm the third installment in the Thor franchise, with the aforementioned Blanchett as the main villain Hela and a huge storyline that could see the destruction of Asgard. With the potential for Thor's home world to fall, the film will likely not lack for action, but according to Waititi, there will also be plenty of room for humor.

Marvel attached a Phase 3 preview to the home release of Doctor Strange and as part of the featurette, Waititi discussed his take on the franchise. When speaking about what he will bring to Ragnarok (via to Comicbook), its the spectacle and humorous nature of the adventure that he is most eager for audiences to experience.

"I want to take people on an adventure that keeps people laughing along the way, but also has the spectacle."

Chris Hemsworth as Thor MCU

Waititi has already shown he knows how to incorporate comedy with Thor with the two Team Thor shorts. Seeing the director's comedic style will be fun, but spectacle is equally important. Elaborating further on the spectacle of Ragnarok, producer Brad Winderbaum teased action that will be unlike anything fans have seen.

"It's going to have some of the wildest, craziest, most amazing action you've ever seen in the MCU."

Fans recently got a sneak peek at the action teased by both Waititi and Winderbaum thanks to concept art from the film showing off Hulk and Thor in a gladiator brawl. Although both have fought side-by-side as Avengers, neither appear to be holding back in the slightest in the new art.

Even when you consider the expectations of a Hulk v Thor rematch from their first go-round in The Avengers, it is a bold statement to say this movie will feature the "wildest, craziest, most amazing action." Just looking at the three most recent releases, Marvel has continued to evolve their battle scenes. Ant-Man featured miniaturized battles with kid toys; Captain America: Civil War featured 12 superheroes in an epic airport fight; and Doctor Strange featured a fight happening as time was moving backwards. If Winderbaum's statements are true, it will be interesting to see what exactly Ragnarok has up its sleeve.

Next: Thor 3 Images Tease New Aliens & Surtur

Source: Marvel (via Comicbook)

Key Release Dates
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) release date: May 05, 2017
  • Black Panther (2018) release date: Feb 16, 2018
  • Avengers: Infinity War / The Avengers 3 (2018) release date: Apr 27, 2018
  • The Avengers 4 / Avengers: Endgame (2019) release date: Apr 26, 2019
  • Ant-Man & The Wasp (2018) release date: Jul 06, 2018
  • Captain Marvel (2019) release date: Mar 08, 2019
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