“Thor: Love and Thunder” has enlisted Jennifer Kaytin Robinson to assist Oscar winner Taika Waititi update the script prior to its August production start, according to an individual with knowledge of the project.
Waititi — who took home the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for “Jojo Rabbit” — will return to write and direct. The filmmaker directed the third film in the installment, “Thor: Ragnarok,” which was written by Eric Pearson, Craig Kyle and Christopher L. Yost. Waititi also portrayed Korg in “Ragnarok” and “Avengers: Endgame.”
The plot remains under wraps, but at the end of “Avengers: Endgame,” Thor leaves New Asgard on Earth and hitches a ride to parts unknown with the Guardians of the Galaxy. As they get ready to depart, Thor jokingly refers to the group as the “Asgardians of the Galaxy,” leading to a funny exchange with Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) about who really leads the team. So we know at least where Thor might be when he returns.
“Thor: Ragnarok” grossed $854 million at the worldwide box office since its November 2017 release, and scored rave reviews from critics, achieving a 93% “fresh” score on Rotten Tomatoes, as well as an “A” CinemaScore.
“Thor: Love and Thunder” will hit theaters November 2021.
Robinson wrote and directed “Someone Great” for Netflix, which starred Gina Rodriguez, Brittany Snow and DeWanda Wise.
Robinson is repped by CAA and Gotham Group.
Marvel had no comment.
Variety first reported the news.
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