Thor: Love & Thunder recently wrapped production and the film is now being cut together for a release early in 2022. This marks the second film in the Thor franchise to be directed by Taika Waititi, who made his blockbuster debut with Thor: Ragnarok. That vibrant sci-fi adventure sent Thor in a much more wild, weird, and hilarious direction than we’d seen before, and it sounds like the upcoming sequel will take that to the next level. But what about Thor 5? Is that already on Taika Waititi’s mind? Read More »
Writer/director Taika Waititi took a break from kissing Rita Ora and Tessa Thompson to flex his comedy muscles alongside Chris Hemsworth to celebrate the end of filming on Thor: Love and Thunder. But Hemsworth is flexing far more literal muscles in the image, in which the Thor star teased a newly swole Thor and a “batshit crazy off the wall funny” movie. Mark us down as scared. And also horny.
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Last year it was reported that Taika Waititi would produce and direct the pirate series Our Flag Means Death for HBO Max. Now, it’s been revealed Waititi will appear in the series as well, playing infamous pirate Blackbeard. The series is inspired by the true story of Stede Bonnet, “a pampered aristocrat who abandoned his life of privilege to become a pirate.” Rhys Darby is set to play Bonnet.
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(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.)
The Movie: Save Ralph
Where You Can Stream It: YouTube
The Pitch: Spencer Susser (Hesher) directed this stop-motion short film faux-documentary about a rabbit named Ralph (the voice of Taika Waititi) who is used by humans for cosmetics testing, and the horrors that creatures like him endure because some companies refuse to update their archaic testing practices. It’s disturbing and heartbreaking and manipulative and powerful, all at the same time.
Why It’s Essential Viewing: Because it’s the type of galvanizing video that might actually inspire change. Read More »
The Thor: Love and Thunder cast now includes Russell Crowe. Crowe’s role is being kept secret, and it’s assumed that it won’t amount to more than a cameo. Still, the actor has been confirmed to appear in the Taika Waititi-directed Marvel Studios sequel, which stars Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Natalie Portman, Christian Bale, Chris Pratt, Jaimie Alexander, Pom Klementieff, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Sean Gunn, and maybe even Jeff Goldblum, too.
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Production on Marvel’s Thor: Love and Thunder is currently underway down in Australia. Director Taika Waititi is back to direct after being at the helm of Thor: Ragnarok, and Chris Hemsworth is returning as the god of thunder. However, Marvel is shaking up the franchise a bit by bringing back Natalie Portman as Jane Foster, who will be taking on the mantle of The Mighty Thor herself. But that’s not the only surprise that Marvel Studios has in store for fans.
There will be two Thor: Love and Thunder cameos that no one would have expected to see. How do we know? Spy photos of the movie currently in production caught two stars on set in full wardrobe, and believe us when we say that you’d probably enjoy them more if you avoided this revelation.
But for all the rest of you who simply can’t resist, keep reading, but consider this your major spoiler warning. Read More »
Though he may be a filmmaker fit for the gods (of love and thunder), Taika Waititi still found the time to develop yet another series for FX. The Thor: Ragnarok director, whose TV series version of the hysterical FX comedy What We Do in the Shadows is heading into a third season, is one of the minds behind the half-hour comedy Reservation Dogs, which has already been handed a series order by FX. Read More »
Lucasfilm is making one final push to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back with a series of videos looking back at the making of the Star Wars sequel that changed everything. Earlier this week, a batch of outtakes and unused footage from the film arrived online, and now a new featurette has the filmmakers from The Mandalorian and other upcoming Star Wars TV shows reminiscing about the legacy of the sequel, from favorite moments to the most influential scenes. Read More »
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Director Taika Waititi has brought us twisted mockumentary laughs in What We Do in the Shadows, delightful coming-of-age adventure in Hunt for the Wilderpeople, hilarious comic book spectacle with Thor: Ragnarok, and sharp satire in Jojo Rabbit. This year, before getting back behind the camera for Thor: Love & Thunder, Waititi decided that he wanted to make tears come out of our face with an epic new Coca-Cola commercial for Christmas. Read More »
Chris Pratt, the internet’s current least favorite Chris, is joining the much more beloved Chris Hemsworth in Thor: Love and Thunder. Pratt’s Star-Lord/Peter Quill will appear in the Taika Waititi sequel, which makes sense since Avengers: Endgame concluded with Thor jetting off with the Guardians of the Galaxy. That said, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 doesn’t have an official release date yet, so it’s not exactly clear how all of this lines up on the Marvel Cinematic Universe timeline.
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