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'Thor 4' Has Been Greenlit With Taika Waititi, Thank Goodness

'Thor 4' Has Been Greenlit With Taika Waititi, Thank Goodness

Ragnarok helmer Taika Waititi is coming back to write and direct the fourth Thor movie.

Warner Bros.is eager to keep Taika Waititi on board, with the hopes that he will come back to Akira after he's finished shooting Thor 4.

That's great news for Thor fans, but it means Warner Bros. has supposedly put the Akira project on hold indefinitely. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Thor 4, Akira, Taika Waititi and Chris Hemsworth as we learn it! Thor's evolution from a cocky, arrogant hero with little regard for those around him to a kind-hearted, empathetic, amusing guy who overcomes personal struggles has impressed viewers - but the new physique he sported in Endgame left fans divided.

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Thor 4 is happening.

Thor: Ragnarok, of course, is widely considered among the best Marvel Cinematic Universe films, and its success is largely attributed to Waititi's input as co-writer and director. He never did shed any weight in Endgame, last appearing in the film with his beer belly and shaggy hair firmly in tact, and Hemsworth has said that he's now "more energized for the possibility" of where Thor's narrative arc could go after the events of Endgame. The Avengers movies was the first film series in the MCU to break through the trilogy barrier, but those are obviously ensemble pieces. This doesn't necessarily preclude his involvement in Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 3, but it may.

Waititi's first outing in the MCU brought his trademark wit and humor into the Thor franchise, infusing the film with a bright lavishness and giving star Chris Hemsworth the freedom to riff and improvise in a way that the previous films in the franchise hadn't included. Unfortunately script issues forced the project into rewrites to address certain concerns, and with some of them yet to be addressed the filmmaker is moving ahead to Thor 4. We should hopefully have more details at SDCC this week.