According to reports, director Taika Waititi has turned in a completed script of Thor: Love and Thunder for 2020 production.
Before returning to the MCU, Waititi will first write and direct an unknown project for Disney-owned Fox Searchlight. Kevin Feige described the fourquel as "one of the best comic runs recently," inspired by Russell Dauterman and Jason Aaron's Might Thor.
“[Waititi] would flip through and read that run while he was doing Ragnarok. And I think when he agreed to come back and do another Thor, he was like, 'How do we—?’ This is a very big movie that’ll be folding in a lot of elements,” Feige told CNN.
“That is a huge important part of it. He pitched it to us, and we were totally in. We loved it. We’d been in touch with Natalie. She’s part of the MCU family and we put she and Taika together. It took one meeting and she agreed to do it.”
“There always is [a bigger vision], and it sort of only comes into view for others as it all solidifies,” Feige said when asked about Phase 5.
“So ask me again at the end of 2021. But I will say, post Endgame, we were always about the new. We were always about doing what we always tried to do in Phase One, Two and Three, which is do a film of character you already know, [like] Black Widow, in a way that you don’t expect.”
Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman and Tessa Thompson will be returning for Thor: Love and Thunder and it will be released in theaters on November 5, 2021.
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