Taika Waititi Calls ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ a “Midlife Crisis Film”
There is no shortage of excitement for the upcoming fourth solo film for Marvel’s resident god, and the visionary director responsible for it, Taika Waititi, calls the forthcoming Thor: Love and Thunder a “midlife crisis film.”
With the vast pantheon of Marvel heroes that has been ever-expanding in the franchise’s deacde-plus long history, one character stands as one of the most beloved.
Chris Hemsworth’s God of Thunder has been a constant in the Marvel Cinematic Universe; existing since the very beginning of the entire Universes creation, Thor has been a character that has never lacked the growth and exploration that has made him among the most interesting.
From his earlier days as an ancient entity to his evolution into the character explore in the final two Infinity Saga films, Thor has constantly evolved and grew through trials, tribulations, and failure to become a character as endeared to audiences as any.
The upcoming Summer epic is his fourth solo film for the MCU- more than any past Marvel character- and it is set to be unlike anything Marvel- or Thor fans- have seen before.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, the film’s director, Taika Watitit, explained what makes this film different, and how Thor: Love and Thunder is a “midlife crisis film.”
Waititi stated. “What I didn’t want to do is just make Ragnarok again, because that’s been done. I needed to do something more interesting for myself to keep the whole thing ignited and to make sure that I was feeling creatively stimulated. I thought, what’s the least expected thing with this franchise?”
“Ragnarok felt a bit like a part,” Waititi expounded, “It was quite festive. This one is still fun, but it’s got moments of being over the top, but thematically, it’s about something a bit deeper than the last film. It’s not a serious film, and it’s not a drama, but we do deal with ideas that I think a lot of humans deal with.”
Waititi concluded, “Everyone sort of asks this question in the film: What is your purpose? What is the reason that you’re a hero, and what do you do when you have these powers? It’s sort of like. a midlife crisis film, really.”
We cannot wait to see what Waititi, Hemsworth, and the entire Thor: Love and Thunder team come up with for this film, as it should be a brilliant exploration into the self-discovery that awaits its eponymous character.