Taika Waititi to write and direct Thor 4

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  1. Reverend

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    The way it panned out, I kinda suspect that an earlier draft of the script made it so the big third act reveal would have been that Ares really had died of his injuries thousands of years ago and that everything that was happening was the fault of humans being humans...but then someone got cold feet and decided that the movie needed less introspection on morality and more knockdown drag-out fighting between a god and a demi-god for the third act.

    That's all just speculation on my part of course. It could also have simply been the case that the third act was always troublesome from the get-go and what they ended up with was an imperfect compromise.
     
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    I’m replying to a 2 week old post, so sorry if someone else has already pointed this out, but Loki then riffs on the “adopted” joke to Grandmaster in Ragnarok.
     
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    I rewatched Ragnarok last night & there’s a WWDITS reference; when Thor picks up a weapon, Korg says something like “three-pronged wooden stick - not much use unless you’re going to fight 3 vampires in close proximity.”

    I’ve loved all Waititi’s films that I’ve seen, Ragnarok is my favourite Thor film and in my top 3 Marvel standalone films, so I’m delighted about this.
     
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    Agree with CaptainD. Ragnarock is my second fav Marvel film after the first GOTG. I'll be watching both movies regularly for years to come.
     
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    MAKE IT HAPPEN, MARVEL. PLEASE!
     
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    Apparently Gorr is rumoured to be the villain so I could be right about that.
     
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    Stillborn? I enjoyed Ragnarok's comedic swerve as much as the next guy, but a big part of why it worked so well is because it was a swerve. Without a fairly straight-faced Thor 1, and the villain it teed up for The Avengers in Loki, the MCU might not have worked nearly as well as it did.
     
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    Holy shit, I never expected to see him in another movie like this.
     
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    Considering that you either die a hero or live long enough to become the villain, I'm guessing he's going to play the bad guy. Gorr the God Butcher perhaps?
     
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    Bingo. And "reportedly" often means "just wishful thinking on somebody's part."
     
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    Well, of course, but there's no harm in speculating even if there's no proof.
     
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    I'd love to see Bale play something like Gorr. You could totally riff on his Batman gig and really have him chew some scenery. Then again, I was pumped with Eccleston for Dark World, and the script didn't have anything for Malekith to do and it turned out to be a complete waste.

    I don't know how I feel about the Beta Ray Bill speculation. I adore the character, but frankly the movie is going to be packed enough with a villain, Thor, Jane and Valkyrie as it is.

    We'll see if it turns out to be true, and if so, who he might actually play.
     
  19. Greg Cox

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    Except that people too often mistake it for actual news. And then perpetuate the disinformation by sharing it all over the internet.

    "Have you heard the news? Lady Gaga is going to play Poison Ivy in the next BATMAN movie!"

    "I know! I heard it from a friend who read it on the internet. I just wrote a whole blog about it--and started a petition to have her replaced by that hot actress I really like!"
     
  20. DigificWriter

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    The Hollywood Reporter does not "speculate" about things.

    And neither do Variety, Deadline Hollywood, or Entertainment Weekly.

    The fact that this came directly from The Hollywood Reporter as independent corroboration of a report from another site means that it's legitimate, but it also doesn't mean that it's 100% guaranteed to happen.