Thor: Ragnarok’s Taika Waititi on Making Film His Own: ‘I’m Trying to Ignore the Rest of the Universe’


When movies attempt to distance themselves from Avengers or Captain America, this can result in a wholly unique setting, like in Guardians of the Galaxy, or new plot developments. The Marvel Cinematic Universe is quite loose, and Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi understands this, which is why he’s trying to make the film his own by ignoring most of the MCU, the A.V. Club reports. In a recent Reddit AMA, Waititi responded to a question about the previous Thor movies: “I made an effort to ignore the fact that there are other Thor films” and “I’m trying to ignore the rest of the universe and just make my own awesome movie.” This makes sense, since Natalie Portman's character will be replaced with a new love interest, and Thor stayed out of the in-fighting of Civil War. In the Reddit chat, Waititi added that he hasn’t seen Captain America: The Winter Soldier yet, and that his movie will have a “Taika-esque tone” due to Marvel being “very accepting” of his style. He also teased that Bruce Banner will be the breakout character in the film, so we can be sure that there are many more surprises to come.