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‘Thor: Ragnarok’: New Rumors From Director Taika Waititi

Thor: Ragnarok‘s release date is a ways off, but that hasn’t slowed the hype one bit. A recent Reddit AMA with director Taika Waititi stoked those flames even more. Throughout the open-format question and answer session, Waititi dished on everything from the tone of the film to what we can expect from a handful of popular characters. This came on top of tons of new promo straight from the studio, all culminating in a gold mine of information for what promises to be Marvel’s weirdest movie yet. So what exactly did we learn from Waititi and company?

1. It’ll largely feel like a ’70s/’80s sci-fi fantasy epic

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Looking at the logo design for Thor: Ragnarok, what pops out most is the fact that it looks like something straight out of an old-school Atari video game. All that was entirely intentional on the part of Waititi, who himself cited how the logo was “inspired by ’70s/’80s sci-fi fantasy art,” going on to clarify that “our film feels like that.” It would definitely make for a different kind of Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) movie, doubling down on a tone that Marvel’s lucrative franchise has never even come close to trying before.

A separate question in the AMA asked about the direct link between the logo design and movie’s look and feel, asking if we can expect Ragnarok to carry that distinctly ’80s vibe. Waititi responded simply by promising “you can. And more.” Whatever that might mean on a larger storytelling scale is unclear, but at the very least, it’ll be interesting to see in its execution.

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