Kevin Feige Explains Why ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ is More Than a Ragnarok Sequel
One of the most creative directors to put their fingerprint on the Marvel universe has returned, but it is his second outing that is more than just a retread of what worked so well the first time; which is why Kevin Feige has recently explained that Thor: Love ad Thunder is more than a Ragnarok sequel.
When Taika Waititi was first brought on to helm the third Thor solo film, the character was truly in a state of flux; he was uninteresting and had suffered at the hands of countless writers and directors who were unsure of how best to adapt a very difficult character to adapt onto the big screen.
Hemsworth himself admitted to being bored by what had been done with the character in Thor: The Dark World; a film that, to this day, is one of the worst performers- critically speaking- in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Taika Waititi reimagined the hero and brought out a completely new side of Hemsworth’s interpretation of who Thor is; in turn, crafting a hero that is firmly among the most popular characters that the MCUs vast pantheon has to offer.
Returning to develop the fourth film in Thor’s saga is something that delighted fans in unison, but was clearly a challenge for all involved; as the director was hesitant to retread what worked so well the first time.
It was clearly a focus according to the MCU Architect himself, Kevin Feige, who assures fans that Thor: Love and Thunder are more than just a sequel to Ragnarok when speaking with ComicBook.com.
Feige stated, “This is our first solo part four, so that exciting… I said to Chris, ‘This feels like your first one.’ and Taika, we had to go out of our way not to call it ‘Ragnarok 2.’ And it’s not, as Taika will tell you. But it’s the renewed TAika energy that followed us for years and years into this movie, which is very exciting.”
The famed producer continued, stating, “This genre is the Taika genre. It’s the Taika Waititi genre in itself, and there’s a ton of fun as you’ve seen in all the trailers. Taika did say, ‘I don’t want to do a Ragnarok 2, I want to tell a new story.’ And the title is there.”
Feige concluded, “There’s a lot of emotion in this- which, in Ragnarok, but particularly in many of Taika’s other movies- you see that balance, and that’s really what the entire cast brings in this one.”
We cannot wait to see what Taika does in this brand new continuation of Thor’s story, as it will certainly be among the most interesting installment of the MCU’s Phase Four thus far.