Director Taika Waititi (What We Do in the Shadows, Thor: Ragnarok) is a busy man, and he doesn’t look to stop anytime soon. Before focusing on the upcoming Thor: Love and Thunder, he’s set to direct a secret project for Fox Searchlight.
According to a report from Variety, Waititi is set to write and direct the film, which will be produced by Garrett Basch (Red Sparrow), Jonathan Cavendish (Breath), and Andy Serkis (Gollum in The Lord of the Rings). Not much is known about the film at this time, though Marvel reportedly wants Thor to begin production early 2020.
This news comes shortly after the director was confirmed to write and direct the fourth Thor movie for Marvel. After confirming his role for Thor: Love and Thunder, Variety also confirmed that Waititi’s Akira adaptation had been put on hold for an indefinite amount of time, even though the project was in the casting stages.
Taika Waititi’s next film is Jojo Rabbit. Waititi wrote, directed, and stars as a comedic, imaginary Hitler. The film also stars Scarlett Johansson (Avengers, Lucy) and Sam Rockwell (Moon). Jojo Rabbit will reach theaters on October 18, 2019.
Not much is known about Thor: Love and Thunder, though the movie is set to release November 5, 2021. The movie is reportedly going to adapt the comic series Thor: God of Thunder by Jason Aaron. This lines up with the news that Natalie Portman is set to reprise her role as Jane Foster, and wield Mjolnir, after a public falling out with Marvel over six years ago. Tessa Thompson is also set to reprise her role as Valkyrie, the current ruler of Asgard.
In addition to Thor: Love and Thunder, Phase 4 of the MCU is headlined by The Eternals, Black Widow, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Marvel also confirmed The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, WandaVision and Loki are making their way to Disney+. Marvel’s slate after Phase 4 was also teased with the announcement of Blade, played by Mahershala Ali (True Detective Season 3, Moonlight).
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