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Taika Waititi's Newest Thor: Love And Thunder Teases Will Have You Hyped

Is Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi going even bigger for Thor: Love and Thunder? Oh, you'd better believe it.

During a live re-watch of Ragnarok on his Instagram, Waititi teased a number of details about the next solo vehicle for Chris Hemsworth's God of Thunder. There's a lot to unpack, but suffice to say that he won't be easing off the gas.

First off, it should be said that Waititi displayed his characteristic manic energy during the re-watch, during which he did a great many things other than actually rewatching his 2017 opus. He picked himself some fresh rosemary for his dinner, traded barbs with Mark Ruffalo and Tessa Thompson, and broke out a phony Love and Thunder script which contained the line, "TONY: Everyone who died is back and we're Avenging more than ever" (via Collider). He also took the time to field a number of queries from fans, and in doing so, issued a few confirmations — and, well, non-confirmations — regarding what we can expect from the fourth Thor flick.

First and foremost: if you thought Thor: Ragnarok was bonkers, you apparently haven't seen anything yet. When Thompson confessed that she hadn't read the latest draft of Love and Thunder's script, Waititi told her, "It's so over the top now in the very best way. It makes Ragnarok seem like a really run of the mill, very safe film... this new film feels like we asked a bunch of 10-year olds what should be in a movie, and just said yes to everything."

Just... holy crap.

What did Taika Waititi confirm for Thor: Love and Thunder?

We already knew that Thompson's Valkyrie and Natalie Portman's Jane Foster (who, as in the comics, will pick up Mjolnir to become the Mighty Thor) will be appearing in Love and Thunder, and we also knew that the genial, blue rock-monster Korg (voiced by Waititi himself) and his sidekick Miek will also be back. During his live stream, though, Waititi hinted that Korg's backstory and home planet will be explored in more detail, saying, "We do touch on Korg's culture. Where he's from.... if you look in the comics about Kronans, it's an interesting thing about where they come from" (via The Direct).

While joshing about with Ruffalo, the director also hinted that Hulk could make an appearance in Love and Thunder, although it's unclear whether he was serious or just, you know, joshing. It's also quite likely that the Guardians of the Galaxy will pop up; you'll recall that Thor departed Earth with them at the conclusion of Avengers: Endgame, but Waititi did indicate that this was only a temporary situation. We'd expect Star-Lord and company to show up early, but to be absent from the bulk of the craziness to follow.

Waititi also urged fans to go ahead and Google "space sharks," but we'll save you the trouble. In Marvel comics lore, there are indeed massive beasts known as Starsharks which roam the galaxy, being as terrifying as you would expect creatures called "Starsharks" to be. A 2018 issue of Thanos even confirmed that the Chitauri leviathans we've seen in so many Avengers movies were bioengineered from these Starsharks and another race of creatures called Acanti, also known as Space Whales. Yes, Space Whales.

Taika Waititi wouldn't answer every question about Thor: Love and Thunder

Asked about a few other potential inclusions in Love and Thunder, Waititi was a bit more coy, although he seemed hesitant to shoot down anything outright. On whether Thor will appear as the hefty "Bro Thor" of Endgame, he said that the he "[hasn't] figured that out, but I feel like that's done." He did shoot down the notion that Christian Bale would be portraying the Silver Surfer, although he refused to confirm exactly who Bale would be playing.

He also declined to reveal whether Loki (Tom Hiddleston) would be making an appearance, and he tap-danced mightily around the subject of whether fans would finally be seeing the alien Mjolnir-wielder Beta Ray Bill (whose visage was among those carved into the Grandmaster's Tower of Champions in Ragnarok). Waititi said that an appearance by Bill is "up in the air" at this time, and... you know what? We're going to go ahead and guess that he's full of crap on this one. That's the kind of thing Marvel directors typically say when they simply don't want to answer a question for fear of spoilers, and somehow, we doubt that Waititi dropped that Beta Ray Bill Easter egg into Ragnarok just for grins.

In any event, we're quite pleased that Love and Thunder is shaping up to be even more deliriously crazy than Ragnarok, as if we expected any less. We'll be keeping both ears to the ground for any more details about the upcoming flick, and of course, we'll keep you up to speed.