Thor: Ragnarok has gone through quite a few changes. When the first logo was revealed, it teased a dark storyline about the end of the world. After hiring New Zealand director Taika Waititi, who was most well-known for his comedies, the film went into a completely different direction. The film has turned into much more of a comedy adventure that combines different stories from Marvel’s history. The new direction turned out to be a success, as the film is comfortably sitting at a 97% on Rotten Tomatoes. This opened up the question if we could potentially see Waititi return for another film, as it was his vision that helped carry the film to where it is now. Luckily, in an interview with ScreenRant, he revealed that he would
“Yeah, people ask me, ‘would you do another one,’ and for sure I’d do another one because it wouldn’t even feel like doing a fourth Thor film, it would just feel like doing the second Ragnarok film. Cuz it does feel like in a way, yeah there’s been this reinvention in an exciting way … So it’s exciting cuz it feels like, if Chris were to do this again it wouldn’t feel like ‘oh it’s the eighth time I’ve done Thor,’ no it will feel like the second or third time I’ve done this character. Same with Mark [Ruffalo].”
His sentiment of calling it a Ragnarok II is rather interesting. It highlights how different this take on the character is compared to the previous two installments. The way he describes Chris Hemsworth view on Thor may also bring some hope that he may survive the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War to return for a Ragnarok sequel. There is a lot of potential in seeing Thor’s views of the galaxy after having faced a foe like Thanos. Personally, one storyline I would hope to see on the silver screen would be that of Fear Itself. A storyline featuring the Midgard Serpent and his history with Asgard would expand the mythology in interesting ways. With the various enchanted hammers taking over the bodies of various characters of the MCU, they would have another reason to even bring back Hulk into the mix.
What storyline would you want Waititi to tackle? Do you want him to return as director?