Taika Waititi to return direct Thor 4 for Marvel
Taika Waititi is to return to write and direct a fourth instalment of Thor.
Watiti, who had previously directed comedies What We Do In The Shadows and The Hunt For Wilderpeople, was brought to take charge of the franchise's third instalment, which earned over $850 million at the box office.
It hadn't been confirmed whether Thor would receive a fourth stand-alone movie after the events of Avengers: Endgame, but The Hollywood Reporter has now confirmed that Watiti has signed up.
Chris Hemsworth is widely expected to return to reprise the titular role, with the supporting cast and a release date yet to be confirmed.
The announcement of Thor's return has also meant that Waititi's planned next project, a blockbuster adaptation of Japanese manga Akira, will be delayed.
Waititi's new movie, Jojo Rabbit, which stars Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie, Waititi, Rebel Wilson, Stephen Merchant, Alfie Allen, Sam Rockwell, and Scarlett Johansson, will be released in October.
It follows Jojo, a young German boy who has his world view turned upside down when he discovers that his single mother Rosie is hiding a young Jewish girl in their attic.
Aided only by an idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler (voiced by Waititi himself), Jojo is forced to confront his blind nationalism.