Director Taika Waititi just promised "Thor: Ragnarok" will be the most "out there" of Marvel's superhero films. However, he also admitted he's not too familiar with the Marvel Cinematic Universe (beyond his favorite, "Guardians of the Galaxy") and filmed with the mindset that there were no other "Thor" movies. So he wouldn't really know if his is the craziest. But he's still probably right!

Waititi had a Reddit AMA on Saturday, with fans asking a lot of questions about the third "Thor" movie, which he directed for release November 3, 2017.

2016 Sundance Film Festival - "Hunt for the Wilderpeople" PortraitsHere are some Reddit highlights with mini scoop on the '80s vibe and "crazy" uniqueness of "Thor: Ragnarok":

Hey Taika! Hunt for the Wilderpeople has ended up being my favourite film of this year, and What We Do in the Shadows was my favourite of last year. You're good at your job. What have you planned for Thor: Ragnarok to make it stand out from the other Marvel films? Also, compared to your other films, how humorous will it be?

Taika Waititi: "Awesome. Thanks. I think TR will be one of the most adventurous and most 'out there' of all the marvel movies. It's a crazy movie."


Hello Taika. In Making Thor 3, did you make efforts to make it similar or dissimilar to the previous Thor films? As in, did you try to maintain the same elements, or did you try to make it more unique? Thanks

Taika Waititi: "I made an effort to ignore the fact there are other Thor films."


Howdy Taika, Kevin Feige said that Thor: Ragnarok would be the Winter Soldier of the MCU's Phase 3 movies. Care to elaborate on that?

Taika Waititi: "Jeez. I better see Winter Soldier... no joke."


Considering the retro logo, can we expect an 80's vibe in Thor: Ragnarok?

Taika Waititi: "You can. And more."


Chris Hemsworth is really funny. How much of his comedy chops are utilised in THOR: RAGNAROK?

Taika Waititi: "All of them."


Do you know a lot of stuff about the direction and future of the MCU that we dont? Like, how much? And what are those things?

Taika Waititi: "I honestly know NOTHING outside of what I'm doing. I'm trying to ignore the rest of the universe and just make my own awesome movie."


Hey, Dad! These are like a string of the most random questions but thought I should ask anyway:
Do you like, actually watch Marvel Cinematic Universe movies? And if you do, which one is your favourite?
I'm a great fan of your beard can you promise me not to shave it ever unless it's very necessary to do so?
It's been a while since you were last seen hanging out with Jemaine, do you ever miss him? (Also please hang out together soon I miss seeing you guys together)
Google says you're 6'2ft tall (that's approx. 187/188 in cm) can you confirm whether or not this is true?

Sorry for asking such weird questions, I love you and I hope you're having lots of fun. Have a good day!

Taika Waititi: "I do watch them! Guardians is my favourite. I miss Jim too. And I hate shaving quite a lot."


Favorite MCU movie?

Taika Waititi: "Guardians"


Hi Taika! There are rumours floating around about a Doctor Strange post-credits sequence. Will there be DS references in Ragnarok?

Taika Waititi: "Probably a reference."


Can you say anything about the overall tone of Thor: Ragnarok? Are there any characters you wish you could have gotten in the movie?

Taika Waititi: "The tone is very different. Think CRAZY. I would have liked to get John C Reilly's character in the film but there was no real way to pull it off."


Mr. Waititi, One of the great challenges with Thor is that his pathos tends to be subtle, especially next to Loki who is a big screaming diva about his issues. This earns him the reputation of a lunk and a dullard. Was it difficult to serve Thor's character while giving Loki his proper due?

Taika Waititi: "This is something we concentrated a lot on. Thor is awesome now."


I have a few questions if that's alright!
How much influence/involvement did MARVEL have on the plot leading into infinity war?
Do you regret not using your birth name for some of your earlier work(and would you elaborate the reasoning behind that)?
Was it your decision to completely change the Thor logo and to leave out the "Ö" and if so- what inspired the style?
Who did you like working with the most and who would you like to work with one day?
Were you interested in doing a Thor movie or a Planet Hulk movie?
Any future plans on a "What we do in the Shadows" sequel/spin off besides the rumored buddy-cop-tv-show?
BONUS Question: What's your least favourite number?
Thank you for being an incredible Filmmaker. For me Thor: Ragnarök is currently on the same anticipation level as Episode VIII-no pressure. Andthankyou.


Taika Waititi: "Marvel have a huge influence on the story. They know the universe way better than I do.

I still use Cohen. I just happened to be using Waititi on my first film and then it got nominated for an Oscar and I had to keep using it. Cohen is on all of my IDs etc.

The style is inspired by 70s / 80s sci-fi fantasy art. Because our film feels like that.

Thanks for the anticipation! I think the movie will be amazing."

"Thor: Ragnarok" is scheduled for release November 3rd, 2017.

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Thor: Ragnarok
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In Theaters on November 3rd, 2017
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