It shouldn’t be surprising that Taika Waititi says he’s open to returning to Marvel. After all, he became one of Hollywood’s most prominent talents after he joined their sandbox with “Thor: Ragnarok.” While that film was an absolute juggernaut, “Love and Thunder” was a misfire — depending on who you ask. While Looper critic Larry Carroll appreciated how “Love and Thunder” doubled down on the sensibilities introduced in “Ragnarok,” many were critical of Waititi’s sequel, including Chris Hemsworth’s kids.
“It’s a bunch of eight-year-olds critiquing my film. ‘We thought this one had too much humor, the action was cool, but the VFX weren’t as good,'” the Thor actor told GQ a year after the film’s release. “I think we just had too much fun. It just became too silly,” he added, reflecting on his fourth solo outing as the God of Thunder. With a mixed critical reception and a worldwide gross $100 million less than its predecessor, “Thor: Love and Thunder” is just one of many recent Marvel films that failed to live up to its potential.
While it’s unclear if Waititi will return to direct a future Marvel project, the director still has several exciting films fans can look forward to. In his chat with Insider, the creative opened up about his upcoming adaptations of Alejandro Jodorowsky’s graphic novel “The Incal” and Kazuo Ishiguro’s sci-fi novel “Klara and the Sun,” as well as his mysterious Star Wars flick, which he says he’s been writing. Waititi is a busy man, and he knows it. He said, “So that’s six, seven years gone […] I’d imagine another Thor would be a lot sooner than that.”