All of Marvel Studios’ films have a different tone and vibe to them, each of which makes them special and unique in their own way. But one particular title fans are interested in is Thor: Ragnarok. When the studio first premiered the new look of the title at San Diego Comic-Con this year, it got fans talking. Soon enough, we got a better idea of what kind of tone to expect when it was confirmed that Devo artist Mark Mothersbaugh was brought in to do the score.
The film will hit theaters next year, so expect Marvel to kick off the marketing campaign soon after Doctor Strange. But director Taika Waititi (What We Do in the Shadows) is getting a bit of a head start by talking a little about the film. Check out what he had to say below.
In an AMA on Reddit, Waititi described the film as “one of the most adventurous” and most “out there” of all the Marvel movies. “It’s a crazy movie,” he says. This certainly raises the bar on our expectations, especially since James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy was pretty adventurous and out there of all the Marvel movies of Phase 2. Speaking of Gunn, Waititi said he does watch the MCU films and said that Guardians was his favorite. Unfortunately, he tried to get John C. Reilly’s character (Rhomann Dey) in the film “but there was no real way to pull it off.”
As for those Doctor Strange Easter Egg photos that have been making waves, the director said we shouldn’t read much into them as they are “probably a reference.”
When asked about the tone, the director said that Marvel has been very accepting of his style of work, and that we should be expecting a “Taika-esque tone,” with a style that is “inspired by ’70s/’80s sci-fi fantasy art.”
Waititi even acknowledged Marvel’s reputation for putting out less-than-memorable scores. Though he didn’t say what to expect from Mothersbaugh, Waititi said that he’s “a genius and his style fits with what we’re doing. Love devo!”
Though there was one question asked about “Planet Hulk,” since we’ve seen a couple of nods that allude to the comic book story arc, the director didn’t talk about how Hulk ended up becoming a gladiator. Too spoilery I guess.
But given what we’ve heard about creative differences between some great directors, it’s great to see that Marvel is willing to ease up a bit and give their directors a little bit of slack. We’ll just have to see if it all pays off when Thor: Ragnarok hits theaters on November 3, 2017.