We’re only a few days away from Avengers: Endgame, so I’m going to shoot it to you straight. If you’re trying to avoid any spoilers of any kind, you might want to proceed with caution. Think it over before hopping down to the next paragraph…
You weak-minded fool! In a classic Marvel move, the inability to keep future projects under wraps is once again telegraphing the fate of characters coming out of Endgame, and this one’s pretty big. Granted, when it comes to Avengers who might bite the big one (for real this time), Thor has never really been at the top of that list even with Chris Hemsworth’s Marvel contract coming to an end. Which probably has a whole lot to do with the fact Hemsworth hasn’t exactly been shy about discussing his willingness to make a Thor 4 with Ragnarok director Taika Waititi. And now we’ve got Tessa Thompson out here all but confirming the film is a done deal.
In a recent interview with the Los Angeles Times to promote the upcoming indie film “Little Woods,” Thompson said that last she heard the gears had been already set in motion for the next “Thor” movie. Thompson said from what little she’s heard so far the plan is to have “Thor: Ragnarok” director Taika Waititi return being the camera for the next standalone “Thor” film.
“I heard that a pitch has happened for [another “Thor” film],” Thompson said. “I don’t know how real that intel is, but I hear that the pitch has happened. I think the idea is Taika [Waititi, who directed ‘Ragnarok’] would come back.”
Of course, all of this is a no-brainer. Thor Ragnarok is one of, if not the best Marvel movie, so it only makes sense that Kevin Feige would do everything in his power to make that magic happen again. That said, this news practically telegraphs the fact that Thor makes it out of Endgame alive (along with Valkyrie) and opens the door even wider for Tom Hiddleston’s Loki to return.
Feige is being exceptionally coy about Marvel Phase 4, and if there’s one criticism to be made about the MCU, it’s that it’s always been a tad predictable. It plays things just a little too safe. (See: The pending blockbuster that reverses almost all of the deaths from the previous installment.) But while I wouldn’t bet money on Marvel going buck wild and severely upending the status quo, it would be several flavors of badass to see a new Thor movie from Waititi that features someone else wielding the hammer.
That’s right, I’m talking about Lady Thor even though we’re not supposed to say Lady Thor.
Now, imagine that *and* Hemsworth as a salty Odinson who’s no longer worthy? I’d give Marvel one of my kids, and not just because they puked all Easter vacation. Haha! What? (Don’t ruin this for me.)
UPDATE: So, Natalie Portman was at the Avengers: Endgame premiere. This just got interesting.
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