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Taika Waititi back to write and direct Thor 4

July 16th, 2019 by Marc Comments

So, good news tonight for Thor and MCU fans as it’s been revealed that, not only is Thor 4 happening, but Thor: Ragnarok’s Taika Waititi is signed on to write and direct.

However, he giveth and he taketh away as the knock-on effect is that Warner Brothers’ loooooong in development hell Akira live-action adaptation is likely going to have to be put on hold as Waititi was due to develop it too with a May 21, 2021 release date locked in and actors already in talks for roles.

Word is Warners really want Waititi for Akira so are likely to wait – with rumours the script was far from ready to go, this may be a blessing in disguise.

While there’s no further announcements, Chris Hemsworth is expected to return… will he be hitting the gym or the fat-suit? That remains to be seen.

Thoughts on Waititi returning? As much as I did enjoy Ragnarok, I felt it relied to heavily on humour and making the god of thunder the butt of the joke.

Source: THR

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….