After seeing the Son of Odin depart with the Guardians of the Galaxy, we knew his adventure would not come to a close just yet. Marvel is moving forward with a fourth installment in the Thor film franchise and they are bringing Taika Waititi back to direct it. Waititi directed the third film, Thor: Ragnarok, which has received critical acclaim and turned around the franchise which had been suffering. However, Waititi’s involvement with Marvel could conflict with his work on Warner Bros’ live film adaption of the classic cyberpunk manga/anime series Akira. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Waititi has been searching for actors to fill the roles of the film’s central characters. Akira is planned for an April 2021 release date but it may be pushed back due to schedule conflicts with Thor 4. Warner Bros is likely trying to keep Taika on the project and may have to push back the date.
Chris Hemsworth is expected to reprise his role as Thor.