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When Marvel tapped Taika Waititi to direct Thor: Ragnarok many people weren’t sure what to expect. Waititi was relatively unknown, and what he was known for was more comedy than superhero action. If the director’s own personality is anything to go by, the next Thor movie may have us rolling in the isles. Taika Waititi has one of the funniest social media accounts that we’ve ever seen.
Beginning a couple of days ago Taika Waititi roped a pair of Marvel’s other directors into a conversation on Twitter. He was apparently looking for advice on how to properly direct a movie for Marvel Studios, so he asked a couple of guys who might know a thing or two, Ant-Man director Peyton Reed and Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn. As both of these gentlemen also have a sense of humor, what follows is absolute gold.
There is some disagreement between James Gunn and Peyton Reed regarding the appropriate number of explosions, needless to say, one is not sufficient. Taika Waititi then goes on to ask Gunn about other requirements for his movie.
While we’re not going to read too much into this, we won’t actually be surprised if "the purple guy" shows up in Thor: Ragnarok. Thor was very concerned with the Infinity Stones following the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron, so if the Asgardian is interested in them, there’s a good chance he may run into Thanos along way. Although, this may all be up in the air, as Taika Waititi is actually interested in changing the subtitle of his movie, so maybe it will actually be about something else.
With the great success that Captain America: Civil War is having, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is only getting bigger. It appears the pressure may be getting to Taika Waititi, as he lets the director of Doctor Strange know, he’s having difficulty coping.
While the MCU films have never been afraid to be funny, Thor’s standalone films have often fallen a bit short in that department. This looks like it may change with Thor: Ragnarok. Taika Waititi is seriously funny. We hope he continues to tweet like this during the film’s production, it should keep us entertained until Ragnarok hits screens in November 2017.