Taika Waititi is returning to the many worlds of Thor.
Waititi has inked a deal to write and direct a follow-up to his 2017 smash, Thor: Ragnarok.
But his boarding of what would be a fourth installment of the Marvel franchise comes at a cost: Warner Bros.' long-gestating adaptation of Japanese manga Akira.
That project, which was penciled for a May 21, 2021, release and had Waititi testing actors in a worldwide search for talent, is being put on pause indefinitely as the two projects' production dates began to bump up against one another. Script development concerns caused Akira to push back its shooting start, and while some of those have been addressed, say sources, the dates were now too close for comfort.
Post by Johnny_Hellzapoppin on Jul 17, 2019 7:54:17 GMT
On the one hand . The Thor world is my favourite of the marvel Threads, and Ragnarok was easily my favourite marvel movie of this decade of being beaten over the head with their films.
On the other hand, I kinda like the idea of just having Thor just pop up occasionally in Guadians films, like Iron Man did for most of the marvel world. Ragnarok was so good, that I fear this will just feel a bit damp in comparison.
Still, the last three films from Waititi rank as my numbers 3, 8 and 8 of their years respectively and his upcoming one is my most anticipated of 2019. I put my trust in him for now.