“Flight of the Conchords” director Taika Waititi is in negotiations to direct “Thor: Ragnarok” for Marvel, an individual with knowledge of the situation has told TheWrap.
A representative for Marvel did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Disney will release “Thor: Ragnarok” on July 28, 2017.
Waititi represents a diverse hire for Marvel, as the New Zealand native is half-Maori. He previously directed “What We Do in the Shadows” and the indie comedy “Eagle vs. Shark,” and he also wrote the script for Disney’s animated movie “Moana.”
Waititi is represented by CAA and Manage-ment.