The first two Thor movies could be somewhat considered to be some of the weaker releases in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), but then just when we were about to give up hope, Thor Ragnarok arrived helmed by director Taika Waititi and not only revitalized the franchise, but also seemed to provide a new direction for the character that was very different from the previous releases.
The good news is that if you’re a fan of Waititi’s take on Thor, you’ll be pleased to learn that a report from The Hollywood Reporter is claiming that the director is expected to make a return for the fourth installment in the Thor series of movies. There is no word on when the fourth Thor movie is expected to arrive, but it could probably be a while since there is no mention of Thor in the Phase 4 of the MCU.
We have to say that if the report is true, then there is a lot to look forward to. Thor Ragnarok managed to combine both humor and action seamlessly. Similar to how James Gunn helped set the tone that defined the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, it’s hard to imagine how the Thor series could move forwards without Waititi’s involvement.
Unlike some of the other characters such as Iron Man and Captain America, both of whom have been retired from the MCU, Thor is expected to remain, at least for the foreseeable future. This is because there have been reports suggesting that Thor could be part of “Asgardians of the Galaxy”, thanks to way Avengers: Endgame had ended.