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Taika Waititi Confirms He Won’t Direct Thor 5-TGN

While Marvel Studios may be working on Thor 5, it will not be with director Taika Waititi as the filmmaker officially confirms his exit from the MCU.


  • Taika Waititi will not be returning to direct Thor 5 in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, despite the success of Thor: Love and Thunder.
  • The tone of Thor 5 is uncertain, as Thor: Love and Thunder was criticized for being too comedic and inconsistent with the darker elements.
  • It is possible that Thor 5 may not happen at all, as Marvel Studios is facing delays and overhauls, and Hemsworth’s final MCU appearance could occur in a different movie.



If Thor 5 happens, someone new will be directing it, as Taika Waititi will not be returning to the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the God of Thunder. Phase 4 broke a new record as Thor: Love and Thunder became the first installment where one of the original Avengers got their fourth movie after initially finishing their original trilogy. Waititi, who directed Thor: Ragnarok, returned to the director’s chair for Thor: Love and Thunder, which became a commercial success but struggled critically.Given Thor: Love and Thunder’s $760 million accomplishment, Thor 5 may be possible in the MCU. While Marvel Studios have not made any big announcements yet on Thor 5, despite its setup in the MCU, it will not be with Waititi. In a new interview with Insider, Waititi was asked if he would come back to the MCU for Thor 5, but the filmmaker made it clear he’s going to focus on other projects that he’s currently committed to, sharing the following:

I wouldn’t know if that’s accurate. I know that I won’t be involved. I’m going to concentrate on these other films that I’ve signed on for.

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Who Will Direct Thor 5?

Custom image of Thor in Thor: Love and Thunder and Thor: Ragnarok.

Since Waititi is out, it raises the question of who will or should direct Thor 5, and it all depends on the tone they want to go for with the next movie. One of the critical aspects of Thor: Love and Thunder was that it was too comedic and inconsistent with the stories they were aiming for, given some of the darker elements. Even Chris Hemsworth has expressed interest in seeing a “drastically different tone” for Thor 5.If Thor 5 ends up being Hemsworth’s final solo movie in the MCU, Marvel Studios will need to tap a filmmaker and a writer who can do justice to the Asgardian legend. While it is unlikely to happen, it would be quite the twist if Thor 5 brought back Kenneth Branagh, who directed the very first Thor movie in 2011, to close out Hemsworth’s film series. With the Writers Guild of America and SAG-AFTRA strikes over, there is a chance that Marvel Studios have at least started looking at options for the Thor 5 directing gig.It also wouldn’t be shocking if Marvel Studios decided not to move forward with Thor 5 at all and have Hemsworth’s arc come to an end in Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars. With everything going on at Marvel Studios right now in light of several delays and overhauls, Thor 5 may not be on the table. But for now, time will tell if Thor 5 happens or if Hemsworth’s final MCU appearance will be in a different movie.Source: Insider

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