THOR: RAGNAROK Director Taika Waititi Recently Met With Marvel Studios For an Unknown Project
In a recent report from THR regarding Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 being put on hold by Marvel and Disney in the wake of James Gunn's firing, they revealed that Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi recently met with Marvel Studios about an unknown subject matter.
There's no word on what the meeting was about, but there's a lot of speculation that they approached him about replacing James Gunn as the director of the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. When it comes to a director to replace Gunn, Waititi seems to be at the top of the list for a lot of fans.
I think Waititi would do a fine job stepping in to take over the Guardians franchise, but I still would prefer Gunn. That's his baby that he's nurtured over the past few years. But, that's not going to happen, so Waititi might just be the next best thing, especially with his offbeat sense of humor.
But Marvel Studios also has a ton of other films in development for their Phase 4 lineup, so Waiti could have also met for any of those projects as well! One thing we know for sure is that the filmmaker is definitely up for working with Marvel again. He previously said:
“I would like to come back and work with Marvel any time, because I think they’re a fantastic studio, and we had a great time working together.
“And they were very supportive of me, and my vision. They kind of gave me a lot of free reign, but also had a lot of ideas as well. A very collaborative company. I’d love to do another Thor film, because I feel like I’ve established a really great thing with these guys, and friendship. And I don’t really like any of the other characters.”
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige's feelings were mutual:
“I would love, love, love to work with Taika again and I have every confidence that we will."
It's great to know that Taika Waititi will most likely eventually make another Marvel movie, the question is... will Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 be one of them?