The INSIDER summary:
- “Thor: Ragnarok” recently released its first teaser trailer. It looks like a very different type of film for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
- Relatively unknown director Taika Waititi is helming the film, it’s his first big-budget film.
- Waititi is a native New Zealander who is known for his work with fellow Kiwis Jemaine Clement and Bret Mckenzie, the duo known as Flight of the Conchords. He has also directed the movies “Hunt for the Wilderpeople” and “What We Do in the Shadows.”
- Marvel has had a mixed history with auteurs directing their films. Edgar Wright famously dropped out after years of developing “Ant-Man,” however James Gunn has successfully manned the “Guardians of the Galaxy series.
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