Marvel wants Adam McKay, Gareth Edwards or Matt Reeves for Thor: Ragnarok

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We are still quite away from the third Thor film, and according to Chris Hemsworth, there are no scripts yet. According to a recent reddit post, it appears that the studio is already looking into directors for the project.

The report comes from a supposed disgruntled ex-Marvel employee who was recently laid off and claims to have insight on just who Marvel has in mind for the next Thor film.

What may be more interesting to fans is who Marvel wants to direct Thor 3, or Thor: Ragnarok. Marvel internally is treating this as if the Thor films are in critical condition. Many felt as if the first film had too much humor without striking the right balance, and that The Dark World had too many behind-the-scenes issues that in Marvels eyes, prevented it from being as big of a hit as it could be.

Marvel is looking for a director who will treat the Thor franchise with a lot of respect. Taking in the source material more, and dropping characters like Darcy who Marvel sees as being ‘forcefully manufactured’.

As for who could direct Thor: Ragnarok, the front runner is currently Adam Mckay (Anchorman). Mckay who has mainly directed comedies, did a substantial re-write on Ant-Man. During this time, both Marvel and Mckay saw a lot of potential on both sides in working together. Mckay understands these characters, more so then the perception of him probably allows. Also, because he’s worked with Marvel, the studio is comfortable working with him and knows the type of output he’ll churn out.

Also up for consideration is Gareth Edwards (Godzilla). Who was the front-runner for some time. The main reason Marvel isn’t 100% behind him is simply timing. Edwards has Star Wars and Godzilla 2, and a small window between both films where he could direct the Thor sequel. If timing was to work, both parties are interested. It’s said that it was Edwards ability to balance the large scale battles of Godzilla with the brevity of the human characters that has Marvel confident he’s a good fit for the job. By time I was let go of Marvel, no one knew with any certainty if he would do it or not.

The final candidate is Matt Reeves (Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes) who is being considered mainly due to his success in taking over the Apes franchise from Rupert Wyatt where he dug in his heels and really created a better film. Marvel is essentially hoping someone can do the same with Thor, and thinks that he has a good vision for the third Thor film.

So far there are many that claiming the report is false. According to the Reddit user, he has even more info on Marvel’s upcoming project but will not reveal that information at this time.

Via Nerdist

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