Is ‘Thor 5’ being developed without Taika Waititi?

In recent news, it has been revealed that Marvel Studios is moving forward with the production of “Thor 5”, but without the beloved director Taika Waititi at the helm.

Hollywood insider Daniel Richtman broke the story, stating that while “Thor 5” is indeed in development, Marvel Studios is actively searching for a new director to take over from Waititi. Unfortunately, no specific reasons have been given for this decision, leaving fans curious about the studio’s motivations for seeking a fresh direction.

It’s worth noting that many would assume the lackluster performance of “Thor: Love and Thunder” as the primary reason behind Waititi’s departure. However, that assumption would be incorrect, as the film was a critical and financial success for Marvel Studios. Instead, it appears that Chris Hemsworth’s own reservations about returning for “Thor 5” played a significant role, with the actor emphasizing his desire for something unique and different. Naturally, fans are hopeful that the upcoming film will manage to recapture the magic that made the franchise so beloved.

Is Hercules Joining the Thunder?

Taika Waititi’s recent comments about the MCU’s plans for Hercules have certainly piqued interest. Moreover, the fact that Marvel Studios has recently trademarked numerous titles, including “Hercules: Rise of the Gods”, only adds to the speculation. While it remains unclear whether this trademark pertains to a new film or a TV series, it was listed alongside other confirmed titles such as “Captain America: New World Order,” “Avengers: The Kang Dynasty,” and “Avengers: Secret Wars.”

For those curious about “Thor: Love and Thunder,” here is a brief synopsis:

The film takes Thor (Chris Hemsworth) on an unprecedented journey as he embarks on a quest for inner peace. However, his retirement is disrupted by the arrival of Gorr the God Butcher (Christian Bale), a dangerous foe determined to exterminate the gods. To combat this threat, Thor teams up with King Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), Korg (Taika Waititi), and his ex-girlfriend Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), who surprisingly wields Mjolnir as the Mighty Thor. Together, they embark on an exhilarating cosmic adventure to uncover the mysteries behind the God Butcher’s vengeance and put an end to his wicked plans.

Directed by Taika Waititi and produced by Kevin Feige and Brad Winderbaum, the “Thor: Love and Thunder” cast includes Chris Hemsworth, Christian Bale, Tessa Thompson, Jaimie Alexander, Taika Waititi, Russell Crowe, Natalie Portman, Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Vin Diesel, and Bradley Cooper.