– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Based on some of the comments on my big Hulk-related story for THOR: RAGNAROK earlier this morning, I can already imagine what’s going to be said at the end of this post.

In a chat with The Wrap, RAGNAROK director Taika Waititi opens up about the tone of the film. We’ve already heard comments from the likes of Chris Hemsworth and Mark Ruffalo, like the former wishing for more humor in the next film and the latter referring to it as an intergalactic buddy road trip movie, but these remarks are likely going to rankle the enthusiasm of a subset of fans. Which kind of fans? The ones who loathe Marvel’s comedic approach to storytelling.

When asked how he plans on addressing Hemsworth’s desire for more humor, Waititi said, “Just fill it with jokes, I reckon.” While he seems to be playing around a bit in the interview, which took place at Sundance and was primarily centered on his current film HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE, Waititi casually claims he’s just going to take what we saw in THOR: THE DARK WORLD and add ample amounts of humor. “I’ll take the second film and just add some jokes to that.

While this is likely going to upset folks hoping for something a little more hard-hitting, it’s interesting to note that Marvel may feel obligated to continue to push in a more lighthearted direction in the years to come. Why? Because rival DC seems to be all about making its films as ultra-serious, dark, and grandly “epic” as possible. So it wouldn’t surprise me one bit to see if, as a reaction to what DC is doing, Marvel starts to really present itself as the more exuberant, colorful, primarily “fun” brand. 

What do you think?

SOURCE: The Wrap

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.