Taika Waititi Chosen to Direct Thor: Ragnarok

Taika Waititi

In what marks another interesting choice of talent by Marvel, Flight of the Conchords director Taika Waititi has entered negotiations to direct the next Thor film, Thor: Ragnarok.

According to The Wrap, Waititi, known also for his work co-starring, co-writing and co-directing last year’s hilarious vampire mockumentary What We Do in the Shadows, was in competition with Zombieland and Gangster Squad director Ruben Fleischer for the high profile gig.

Thor: Ragnarok, set for U.S. on July 28, 2017, will see Chris Hemsworth reprising the titular role and both Tom Hiddleston and Jamie Alexander returning as Loki and Lady Sif respectively.

Waititi has been gathering quite the interesting resume since starting his directing work on the short film circuit. The New-Zealand-born filmmaker and actor was nominated for an Academy Award for his short film Two Cars, One Night. 2007 saw him at the helm of his first feature, the indie rom-com Eagle vs Shark, and he went on to impress as both director and co-star of 2010’s Boy, a truly fantastic coming-of-age dramedy. Make sure you see that last one if you still haven’t.

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