Taika Waititi “Won’t Be Involved” If There’s A ‘Thor 5’

Taika Waititi did such a good job reinvigorating the god of thunder with Thor: Ragnarok that he was asked to do something no other Marvel solo franchise has done, which is have a fourth movie. That said, the reception to Thor: Love and Thunder was mixed, even though it still made nearly $800M at the box office. However, if Marvel wants there to be another Thor film, Waititi says he won’t be a part of it.

Waititi is out making the rounds to promote his soccer comedy, Next Goal Wins, and while speaking with Business Insider he shot down the idea of doing more Marvel stuff…for now.

“I know that I won’t be involved,” said Waititi. “I’m going to concentrate on these other films that I’ve signed on for. But I love Marvel, I love working with them. I love Chris [Hemsworth]…I would never feel like they are cheating on me. We’re in an open relationship, and it’s like if they want to see other people, I’m happy for that. I’d still get back into bed with them one day.”

The biggest film that may or may not actually be happening is Waititi’s long-developing Star Wars movie. No matter when asked about it, the project always seems to be in the idea phase, and that continues to be the case now…

“It’s still marinating. I’ve been writing it,” Waititi said when asked.

So that’s still nowhere, and Waititi says he thinks his adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro’s sci-fi novel Klara and the Sun is next on his list.

As for Next Goal Wins, it opens this weekend on November 17th so Waititi’s many fans won’t have to wait long for something new from him.


Travis Hopson
Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.