Taika Waititi Admits He Was Surprised By Post-Film Credits In Thor: Love And Thunder

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Taika Waititi Admits He Was Surprised By Post-Film Credits In Thor: Love And Thunder

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Taika Waititi has admitted he was surprised by the post-film credits in Thor: Love And Thunder.

As the long awaited sequel to the 2017 Thor: Ragnarok, hit our screens last week, the ratings have suggested that the film may have not quite lived up to expectations.

Despite breaking its own 'Thor' record by earning $143 million in its opening weekend in North America, the film received one of the worst Rotten Tomatoes ratings in the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

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However, what perhaps shocked the director of the film the most was the huge 'surprise' at the end of the film.

*Warning - spoilers for Thor: Love and Thunder below*

So basically, Thor: Love and Thunder ends with a post-credits message that most definitely confirms 'Thor will be back' - to the complete shock of Waititi.

He told Insider: “That was a surprise to me, too. I’m not joking.

“I saw it in the theatre and I was like, ‘Oh, s***. Really?’."

“Even Chris was like, ‘What?’ But, of course, he’ll be back. He’s the best character.

"I mean, I may be a little biased, but he’s the most fun to watch.”

He added: “Now, I don’t know what would be next. I would definitely do one, but only if Chris did it.

“But it would need to be something surprising and unexpected for me to want to do it. Like what would be the new take? The battles and all the fighting is fine, but I would want something that feels unexpected when it comes to the story. Like making just a $5m movie with no fighting at all, just Thor on a road trip. Like Nebraska.”

Waititi also voices character Korg, who is gay, and the director is delighted with the move made by the Marvel film.

He said: "In this day and age it's a really beautiful story.

"It's where we want to be, where nobody notices and it's not a talking point, and it's just accepted."

The actor also spoke last month on the fact that certain countries banning Lightyear due to a same-sex kiss.

The same-sex kiss is shared between character Alicia (voiced by Uzo Aduba) and her partner, who is also a woman, in one particular scene from the Disney flick.

Similarly, on This Morning, he said: "One day it will be so nice just for this to not even be a talking point or like to go and watch a movie where that's just accepted."

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Topics: Film & TV, Film and TV, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel

Anish Vij
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