Taika Waititi is returning to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The filmmaker will write and direct the sequel to his 2017 blockbuster Thor: Ragnarok.
Waititi’s take on the fourth “Thor” movie puts Warner Bros.’ long-in-development Akira adaptation on hold indefinitely. However, the studio hopes that “Akira” can get resume production with Waititi at the helm once he’s done filming “Thor 4.”
“Thor: Ragnarok,” the third spinoff about the crown prince of Asgard (portrayed by Chris Hemsworth), became a massive success, generating $854 million worldwide in 2017. Hemsworth is expected to reprise his role as the god of thunder the still-untitled fourquel. Marvel and Disney have not yet set a release date for the title. (Source)