As the director of Thor: The Dark World, Taika Waititi stands out as a unique mix of old and new. In his films, there is a distinct flair that only he can achieve. The MCU director has a tendency to be highly amusing and impulsive because of these personality attributes. This includes admitting to lying to Marvel about his desire to work on Ragnarok, saying that “you’ve got to fake it” and “saying yes to everything.”
Chris Pratt, one of the Guardians of the Galaxy, has confessed publicly that filmmaker Michael Apted is a “madman” and a “genius.” When it comes to casting, Waititi is clearly doing something right, since Natalie Portman returned to her part and Christian Bale signed on to join the MCU train…
This upcoming film was earlier described as “[felt] kind of cringey… on paper” but ended up being “cooler than the thing I was originally wanting to do,” by the film’s writer and director.
As one of the persons responsible for Thor’s MCU legacy, director Taika Waititi has now revealed one of his favorite pastimes: mocking the fans.
So Why Does Taika Waititi Troll?
Taika Waitita, the director of Thor: Love and Thunder, was interviewed on Stephen Colbert’s Late Night Show and talked about how much he enjoys teasing Marvel fans and how he would like to reimagine Loki.
In response to a question about whether or not Waititi is influenced by fan theories, the filmmaker said, he “like[s] to listen to the fans and then troll the fans back a bit, because it brings [him] some bit of joy:”
“I like to listen to the fans and then troll the fans back a bit, because it brings me some bit of joy. I don’t have many joys in my life. I have my kids and trolling fans. But I like where, you know, they say– When I did Ragnarok, there were a few people who didn’t know what I did, what I had done before. And they said, ‘He’s going to ruin Thor.’ and I would write back, ‘Oh, I’m going to ruin it alright. 100%. I’m going to ruin it for you.’ And I would say things like, ’You don’t know what you wanted until I give it to you.” I know, I know, it’s rude, it’s rude. But it’s true.”
“In the movie, it’s not pixelated,” the director explained when asked about how much naked Hemsworth fans will be able to see. You receive your money’s worth from Hems. Worthy as a fiddle.
In response to Colbert’s question about whether or not Mjolnir is visible in the front view, Waititi playfully answered, “Maybe in IMAX… Maybe in IMAX, I don’t know… No.”
Waititi then called attention to how in mythology, at one point, “[Loki] turned himself into a female horse… [and] had sex with… a serpent, and then got pregnant:”
“You guys probably all love Loki… but I don’t know if you know in mythology, Loki, at one point, turned himself into a female horse, had sex with, like, a serpent, and then got pregnant. And then gave birth to an eight-legged horse… why was that not in Avengers?”
He went on to joke how “[they’re] going to start a petition:”
“We’re going to start a petition. We need to see Tom Hiddleston pregnant with a horse… and we’ve got a hoof. And we have another hoof!’”
Trolling the Marvel Fanbase
Chris Hemsworth’s exhausted God of Thunder was given new life by Taika Waititi’s vibrant vitality, which saved the entire Thor franchise. Without him, the MCU would be a very different place indeed.
Consequently, learning about the director’s penchant for trolling others is a foregone conclusion. If you need any more proof, look no farther than the Hiddleston-horse story mentioned above.
A lot of people are curious to see if the enormous buzz surrounding Thor: Love and Thunder will be well-founded. With Christian Bale’s Gorr the God Butcher being called “the best villain Marvel has ever had” by director Ridley Scott, he’s confident in his assertion.
There is a good chance that Natalie Portman’s homecoming will likewise be lauded. Because, after all, Waititi inked “JANE” on his fingers—he wouldn’t do that if things weren’t going his way.