Taika Waititi Returning to Direct Marvel’s THOR 4

Taika Waititi to Write and Direct Thor 4 Akira Put on Hold

TAIKA WAITITI Returns for THOR 4, AKIRA On Hold - Report

Ahead of this week's San Diego Comic-Con comes the news that Marvel Studios is developing Thor 4 which will see Taika Waititi return to direct and Chris Hemsworth star as the son of Asgard.

Thor will be the first Avenger to get a fourth solo film, but he will likely be joined by other Marvel mainstays. The film is a follow up to Thor: Ragnarok (2017), also directed by Waititi, which proved to be a massive success both in the box office and with audiences.

Speaking of Hemsworth, for Thor 4, he's lined up to reprise his role as the Asgardian god of thunder who underwent a drastic transformation in Avengers: Endgame. Thor's journey throughout Endgame is one of realizing that he didn't doom the universe, and that he is worthy of his former glory. He'll be pushing back work on his Akira adaptation of the Japanese manga, which was originally dated for a May 2021 release for Warner Bros.

"Thor: Ragnarok" director Taika Watiti. Now we're left to wonder how big of a role Thor will play in the next Guardians of the Galaxy.

Warners' next step for Akira is unclear. And while the casting process had already begun, the project is being put on hold as the production timeline for Thor 4 began to conflict with Akira.

As for Chris Hemsworth's Thor, the actor previously revealed he would very much be interested in joining James Gunn's next Guardians of the Galaxy movie. These things happen. And if it means Waititi can take the helm for the fourth Thor flick, I think we can all agree things will be okay. As it was reported earlier by Marvel, with Spider-Man: Far From Home, the studios are officially done with their Phase 3 and looks like we have an update on Marvel's Phase 4. Okay, we knew that already, but after how hilarious Thor: Ragnarok was, I can not contain my excitement.

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