Talk about a left field choice.
According to The Wrap, Marvel has tapped Flight of the Conchords and What We Do In The Shadows director Taika Waititi for Thor: Ragnarok, which is set for a 2017 release. The film will bring back Chris Hemsworth with Natalie Portman and Tom Hiddleston uncertain.
The Wrap reports Waititi beat out Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer, Dodgeball director Rawson Marshall, and Goosebumps director Rob Letterman for the job. Marvel is known to pick out of the indie field for directors, most recently naming Cop Car director Jon Watts for the Spider-Man reboot.
Waititi has worked on Flight of the Conchords and has directed the films Boy and Eagle vs. Shark prior to the vampire comedy that came out earlier this year.
Plot details for Thor: Ragnarok aren’t known, but it is said to be dealing with the fall of Asgard and the rising apocalypse known as Ragnarok. Thor was last seen in this year’s Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Thor: Ragnarok is set for November 3, 2017.