Marvel Studios moves forward with Thor 4, setting Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi to return and helm the fourth outing for Chris Hemsworth’s Thor. 

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Waititi will write and direct Thor 4, taking on additional duties than on Ragnarok, which was written by Eric Pearson, Craig Kyle and Christopher L. Yost. 

Waititi’s decision to direct the God of Thunder has also pushed back Warner Bros.’ plans for the live-action Akira film he was attached to.

Waititi is credited by many with reviving the character of Thor after the diminishing returns of his first two solo outings. Ragnarok, conversely, earned an impressive 93% on the review aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes.

At this time, Hemsworth is expected to reprise the role of Thor for the new film, making him the first character in the MCU to have four solo movies.

With Marvel Studios set for a massive panel in Hall H on Saturday night at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend, expect some official news to come from Kevin Feige & Company.

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