Celebrities, they’re identical to us: caught at house and watching previous motion pictures to assist move the time whereas social distancing. Though, when you’re Taika Waititi and also you’re selecting to rewatch Thor: Ragnarok with friends Mark Ruffalo and Tessa Thompson, it’s a bit extra elaborate.
Waititi hosted an Instagram Reside watch occasion of Ragnarok on Thursday evening, intent on offering commentary concerning the 2017 Marvel movie he directed. As an alternative, Waititi’s stream was an impromptu Q&A session with tens of hundreds of followers who tuned in, back-and-forth bantering with Ruffalo (Bruce Banner) and Thompson (Valkyrie), and some updates on his upcoming Thor film, Thor: Love and Thunder.
The stay stream was a typical Waititi affair, with much less general commentary on the movie and extra hilarious random hijinks which might be equally if no more entertaining. (When you’re searching for precise director’s commentary, there’s all the time the Blu-ray.) Put together for moments of pure, unadulterated pleasure as Waititi joyously declares that he misses Ruffalo, and Ruffalo responds, “I miss you too, child.” Child! The utter bromance between these two. That is the true magic of Marvel productions.
When Thor: Ragnarok was launched in 2017, it was praised for pivoting away from the try-hard Shakespearean model of the Norse god that Kenneth Branagh arrange in 2011. Waititi reestablished Thor’s character and leaned into the zaniness of gods, aliens, and miscreants in area. Love and Thunder will construct on work achieved in Ragnarok, with Waititi describing it as one thing that got here out of a 10-year-old’s creativeness.
Waititi additionally used his Instagram Reside stream to indicate off some idea artwork for a number of returning faces. His Instagram Reside session opens with idea artwork of Miek, one of Thor’s prison compatriots from Ragnarok and roommate in Finish. The alien has new battle armor in Love and Thunder, which could be glimpsed within the artwork. The director additionally confirmed that Korg, a well-liked character he voiced in Ragnarok, may even return in Love and Thunder with a a lot larger position.
Regardless of teasing fairly a number of Love and Thunder developments in his 90-minute stay stream, there have been some facets of the movie Waititi couldn’t touch upon. The director was mum on whether or not Tom Hiddleston’s Loki would seem within the film. (The character has his personal Disney Plus collection airing in 2021.) He additionally couldn’t develop on the position of Thompson’s Valkyrie in Love and Thunder, nor would he trace at who newcomer Christian Bale is taking part in.
Thor: Love and Thunder is at the moment set to hit theaters on February 28th, 2022. The film was speculated to open in late 2021, but it surely was pushed again (together with most of Marvel’s lineup) after Black Widow’s launch date was impacted by the pandemic.