Taika Waititi in Talks to Direct Thor: Ragnarok
“Flight of the Conchords” director Taika Waititi is in negotiations to direct “Thor: Ragnarok” for Marvel, an individual with knowledge of the situation has told TheWrap.
Waititi beat out Ruben Fleischer for the coveted job of steering the comic book movie sequel. He follows in the footsteps of Kenneth Branagh (“Thor”) and Alan Taylor (“Thor: The Dark World”).
A representative for Marvel did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Taika, also known as Taika Cohen, hails from the Raukokore region of the East Coast of New Zealand, and is of Te-Whanau-a-Apanui (father) and Jewish (mother) descent.
He previously directed “What We Do in the Shadows” and four episodes of the “Flight of the Conchords” series.
Get the LATEST news, updated 24 hours a day, at www.mygeeksnews.com!