How Thor: Love & Thunder Is Different From Ragnarok Explained By Director

Director Taika Waititi breaks down the difference between
Thor: Ragnarok and
Thor: Love and Thunder. The filmmaker first made his MCU splash with 2017’s
Thor: Ragnarok, which dramatically changed Chris Hemsworth’s Thor and his franchise. Given the blockbuster’s massive success, it makes sense that Marvel Studios would bring him back for another God of Thunder film, this time in a post-Infinity Saga world.,Marvel Studios is going big with
Thor: Love and Thunder. Aside from Hemsworth’s return as one of the strongest Avengers, the film will also see Jane Foster back in the franchise after being absent since the events of
Thor: The Dark World. In the upcoming sequel, she gets her own superhero persona by becoming Mighty Thor. Valkyrie, Lady Sif, and several members of the Guardians of the Galaxy round out the familiar MCU faces appearing in the project. Meanwhile, franchise newbies Russell Crowe as Zeus and
Christian Bale as Gorr the God Butcher – the movie’s main antagonist – will make their debuts via the blockbuster.,Related: Thor: Love & Thunder Can Answer Phase 1’S Final Original Avengers Mystery,Speaking with
EW, Waititi knows that he needs to offer something new in
Thor: Love and Thunder, and not just repeat what worked in 
Thor: Ragnarok. In the interview, he breaks down the difference between the films, saying that the upcoming MCU movie delves into deeper themes. It isn’t exactly a serious flick, but it isn’t as light as the 2017 blockbuster. Read his full quote below:,In the past, Waititi has already talked about
how Love and Thunder will differ from Ragnarok. Most notably, the filmmaker said that the new MCU film will make its prequel seem safer. For context,
Thor: Ragnarok significantly revamped the God of Thunder’s franchise. Aside from incorporating a more vivid aesthetic reminiscent of Jack Kirby’s comic panels, it also gave the Avenger a brand new personality. In the 2017 film, Thor was noticeably more humorous and less stiff, and it resulted in the character’s popularity growing, leading to similar stints in
Avengers: Infinity War and
Avengers: Endgame. Despite that, there were some critics that didn’t like how the film leaned too much on comedy and did not give more weight to some of the story’s more emotional components.,With deeper themes to tackle in
Thor: Love and Thunder, Waititi may be responding to those criticisms. That being said, this doesn’t mean that the
Thor: Ragnarok sequel will not have any humor. The film’s trailer already disproved that, especially with the involvement of the Guardians of the Galaxy. But between
Thor’s journey to self-healing and Jane’s potential cancer narrative, fans can expect a more mature type of storytelling in the Marvel Studios film. Otherwise, it opens itself up to renewed backlash from 
Ragnarok‘s critics.,More: Thor: Love & Thunder Can Answer Phase 1’s Final Original Avengers Mystery,Source: