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'Thor: Ragnarok' director says movie will be 'out there'

"The tone is very different. Think CRAZY," director Taika Waititi said of the sequel.

By Annie Martin
'Thor: Ragnarok' director says movie will be 'out there'
Chris Hemsworth at the Los Angeles premiere of The Huntsman: Winter's War on April 11. The actor plays Thor in the Marvel cinematic universe. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Director Taika Waititi says his vision for Thor: Ragnarok is really "out there."

The 41-year-old New Zealand filmmaker, known for Boy and What We Do in the Shadows, promised Saturday in a Reddit AMA that the film will be unlike other movies in the Marvel cinematic universe.

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"I think TR will be one of the most adventurous and most 'out there' of all the Marvel movies. It's a crazy movie," he wrote in response to a fan asking how Ragnarok will "stand out" from other Marvel films.

Waititi said he will put his own spin on Ragnarok, the third solo movie starring Chris Hemsworth as Thor. Kenneth Branagh directed the 2011 film Thor, while Alan Taylor helmed the 2013 sequel Thor: The Dark World.

"You can expect a Taika-esque tone. They've been very accepting of my style," Waititi said before later adding, "I made an effort to ignore the fact there are other Thor films ... The tone is very different. Think CRAZY."

Waititi also revealed the movie will utilize "all" of Hemsworth's "comedy chops." He had previously said in an interview with Geekscape that he wasn't sure if the film "will be like any" of his comedic works.

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"This is a big superhero movie, so I want to do justice to the genre it is, and be authentic to that. It's going to be very entertaining, and fun," he said in August.

Thor: Ragnarok opens in theaters Nov. 3, 2017. The movie co-stars Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Anthony Hopkins as Odin, Idris Elba as Heimdall, Cate Blanchett as Hela and Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie.

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