I’d like to think I’m not prone to hyperbole, so believe me when I say I’m putting all my remaining Marvel eggs in the Thor: Ragnarok basket. Sure, I’ve more-or-less enjoyed most of the movies in the franchise — this year’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, for example, might be one of their best yet — but superhero movies are like anything else: the more you ingest, the less you enjoy it the next time around. If Marvel is going to continue making these movies until the sun explodes, then I’m ready for things to get a little bit weird, and Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi is the right person to deliver.
After two trailers, one thing about Thor: Ragnarok that everyone seems to agree on is how much fun it looks. Which shouldn’t come as much of a surprise: director Taika Waititi is a master of all types of comedy, having made a name for himself with movies like vampire mockumentary What We Do in the Shadows and last year’s terrific Hunt for the Wilderpeople. As it turns out, working on the Ragnarok set sounds like it was even more fun than the movie looks.