‘Thor 5’ Is Not Currently In The Works At Marvel, Despite Reports

Here’s a tip: when a site or so-called “scooper” has to tell you over and over again how reliable they are, they aren’t actually reliable at all. Over the weekend, one of these scoopers reported that Thor 5 was in development, with a “good chance” that Taika Waititi would return to direct. Where did this supposed news come from?

The blue check doesn’t mean shit anymore, folks! Stop trusting this fool.  Variety has confirmed that a fifth Thor movie is NOT in development, scooper b.s. to the contrary.

Anyway, Waititi had made comments in the Thor: Love and Thunder’ The Official Movie Special book about what he’d do if there were a fifth movie. It’s these statements that apparently led to this false rumor that the movie was happening. Here is what Waititi actually said…

“What is left to do to him? It’s got to be something that feels like it’s carrying on with the evolution of the character, but still in a very fun way and still giving him things to come up against that feel like they’re building on the obstacles that he has to overcome. I don’t think we can have a villain that’s weaker than Hela. I feel like we need to step up from there and add a villain that’s somehow more formidable.”

It’s unclear that Chris Hemsworth even wants to return for another movie.  He was critical of the humor in Thor: Love & Thunder, saying it went too far.  Hemsworth has also said the conditions would need to be ideal for him to come back, and that may or may not be something he wants to do with Waititi.

Travis Hopson
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