“Thor: Love and Thunder” Wraps Filming as Taika Waititi Promises It’s Craziest Film He’s Ever Done
“Sometimes two people come together to inspire the world and change the cinematic landscape forever,” Taika Waititi writes in a caption on a recent Instagram post. “And then there’s me and Chris Hemsworth who are too cool to care about anything except making movies that bring people absolute joy.” This is how the co-writer and director of Thor: Love and Thunder celebrated wrapping the film, showing himself in a mo-cap suit next to his be-muscled star. “Ok I don’t look cool I know that. This film is the craziest thing I’ve ever done and I’m honoured to bust my ass and have a nervous breakdown so you can all see it in May 2022.” Excited yet?
Waititi made a major splash when he entered the Marvel Cinematic Universe with his cosmic buddy comedy/adventure epic Thor: Ragnarok back in 2017. The film completely rejiggered Thor’s standing within the MCU, leaning into Hemsworth’s comedic chops and showing the colorful world—or worlds—that made this mighty Asgardian into the swashbuckling intergalactic superhero we now know in a way the previous Thor films hadn’t attempted. We also know that in Love and Thunder, Natalie Portman is not only reprising her role as Jane Foster, she’s also becoming Mighty Thor, and she’s hardly the only big star joining the fray. Christian Bale is playing a villain called the God Butcher, and Russell Crowe is on board as Zeus. And now you’ve got Waititi saying this is the craziest film he’s ever done, and you’re thinking—crazier than Ragnarok, where a rock monster named Korg (Waititi himself) and his cockroach-like little buddy Miek were heroes, too?
Waititi brought out the fun-loving side not only in Thor, but he also teased out the humorous side of Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) and introduced Tessa Thompson’s beloved Valkryie (she’s back too, of course). If he’s saying that Love and Thunder is the craziest thing he’s done, period, that’s plainly exciting.
We’ll know more when we get our first peek at a trailer. Thor: Love and Thunder hits theaters on May 6, 2022. Check out Waititi’s post below.
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Featured image: SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA – JULY 20: (L-R) President of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige, Director Taika Waititi, Natalie Portman and Chris Hemsworth of Marvel Studios’ ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ at the San Diego Comic-Con International 2019 Marvel Studios Panel in Hall H on July 20, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)