It looks like Marvel has found its director for the third Thor film titled Thor: Ragnarok. While the choice of director is a bit unconventional, an even more interesting fun-fact is that he's a guy who played a role in rival company DC Entertainment's Ryan Reynold starrer box office bomb - Green Lantern.
According to the latest reports, writer, actor and director Taika Waititi, is in negotiations to direct the third instalment of Marvel's Thor movies. Waititi is best known for his comedic work — co-starring with Jemaine Clement in What We Do In The Shadows, the vampire parody. He also wrote and directed episodes of Flight Of The Conchords and is a writer on Disney's upcoming animated feature Moana, which will star Dwayne Johnson. (via The Hollywood Reporter)
Reportedly, Ruben Fleischer (Gangster Squad), Rob Letterman (Gulliver's Travels) and Rawson Marshall Thurber (We're The Millers) were the other directors who were finalists to direct the film. Marvel has been pretty daring with their choice of directors for big budget superhero films. Their trust in directors like James Gunn (Guardians Of The Galaxy) and the Russo brothers (Captain America 2, 3 and Avengers 3) has definitely paid off.
So, it's pretty clear that the studio knows what they are doing. However, it remains to be seen how a director known more for comedies will tackle the intense and serious parts of Ragnarok. Thor 3 is slated to release on 3 November 2017.