Taika Waititi Returning to Direct ‘Thor 4’

Filmmaker directed “Thor: Ragnarok”

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Taika Waititi will return to write and direct “Thor 4,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

The filmmaker directed the third film in the installment, “Thor: Ragnarok,” which was written by Eric Pearson, Craig Kyle and Christopher L. Yost. The first two “Thor” films were directed by Kenneth Branagh and Alan Taylor, respectively.

Waititi also starred as Korg in “Ragnarok,” which he then reprised in “Avengers: Endgame” this year. His other recent directing credits include “Hunt for the Wilderpeople” and “What We Do in the Shadows.” His upcoming projects include “Jojo Rabbit” and “Akira,” which has been put on hold indefinitely.

“Thor: Ragnarok” grossed $854 million at the worldwide box office since its debut in November of 2017, and scored rave reviews from critics, achieving a 93 percent “fresh” score on Rotten Tomatoes, as well as an “A” CinemaScore.

Waititi is represented by CAA, Gail Cowan Management, Manage-ment, ID Public Relations and Morris Yorn Barnes Levine Krintzman Rubenstein.

Marvel had no comment.

The Hollywood Reporter was first to report the news.