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    Thor: Love and Thunder

    Taika Waititi to Direct 'Thor 4' (Exclusive)
    JULY 16, 2019 10:37AM by Borys Kit


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    Meanwhile, development concerns force Warners to push back 'Akira.'

    Taika Waititi is returning to the many worlds of Thor.

    Waititi has inked a deal to write and direct a follow-up to his 2017 smash, Thor: Ragnarok.

    But his boarding of what would be a fourth installment of the Marvel franchise comes at a cost: Warner Bros.' long-gestating adaptation of Japanese manga Akira.

    That project, which was penciled for a May 21, 2021, release and had Waititi testing actors in a worldwide search for talent, is being put on pause indefinitely as the two projects' production dates began to bump up against one another. Script development concerns caused Akira to push back its shooting start, and while some of those have been addressed, say sources, the dates were now too close for comfort.

    Warners' next step for Akira is unclear. Several sources have said that Warners is keen on keeping Waititi involved for the long term and hopes to see him pick up Akira after Thor 4.

    Waititi brought his own stamp to the Thor franchise with Ragnarok, infusing the movie with an idiosyncratic wit evident in his previous work like What We Do in the Shadows and Hunt for the Wilderpeople. Audiences responded to the tune of almost $854 million worldwide while critics’ raves put the movie at 93 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. The move also rejuvenated what had been a rare declining franchise performer for Marvel.

    Chris Hemsworth is expected to reprise his career-defining role as the Asgardian god of thunder.

    Next up for Waititi is Jojo Rabbit, a unique Nazi-era satire he directed for Fox Searchlight, which opens Oct. 18. Scarlett Johansson stars in the picture alongside Waititi, who portrays a boy's imaginary version of Adolf Hitler.

    He is repped by CAA and Manage-ment.
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    Thor: Love and Thunder

    Natalie Portman Returns for ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ as Female Thor
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    Natalie Portman is coming back to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but she’s no one’s love interest this time around.

    The Oscar winner will play a female god of thunder in the fourth film from the Chris Hemsworth series, titled “Thor: Love and Thunder.”

    Portman hit the stage at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday to great fanfare, standing beside returning director Taika Waititi and co-stars Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson, where she was handed a Hasbro version the hero’s famous hammer.

    “I’ve always had hammer envy,” Portman admitted.

    Portman appeared in the first two Thor movies in 2011 and 2013 as Jane Foster, but was absent for the most recent installment, “Thor: Ragnarok.”

    The development shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise for those who read the comic books. Foster’s introduced to the series as an astrophysicist who becomes the object of Thor’s affections, but in a 2014 comic-book storyline, she’s deemed worthy to wield Thor’s hammer, Mjolnir, and adopts the title of Thor, the Goddess of Thunder.

    In addition to revealing Portman’s return, the Thor crew also announced a release date for the forthcoming movie: November 5, 2021.

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