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‘Thor: Ragnarok’: Taika Waititi Teases ’80s Vibe, Shirtless Anthony Hopkins in Reddit AMA

He also says you can "expect a Taika-esque tone."

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Taika Waititi took to Reddit yesterday for an AMA, discussing both his recently released “Hunt for the Wilderpeople” and the upcoming “Thor: Ragnarok” (described the New Zealand filmmaker as a “little passion project”). In addition to confirming that his contribution to the Marvel mythos will have an ’80s feel to it, Waititi fielded a number of other questions. Here are some highlights.

On his Polynesian ancestry and whether he’s ever made fun of for it:

“Ignore it. They’re idiots. Our ancestors explored the ENTIRE of the pacific ocean without GPS. You come from that greatness.”

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On his Marvel viewing habits and how “Thor: Ragnarok” might compare to “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”:

“Jeez. I better see Winter Soldier… no joke.”

On whether his comic sensibilities have made their way into the world of Marvel:

“You can expect a Taika-esque tone. They’ve been very accepting of my style.”

On how much of his script for Disney’s upcoming “Moana” made it into the final product:

“Probably 0%.”

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On how aspiring screenwriters can make their way into the film industry:

“Start as a runner. Seriously.”

On what Marvel role fellow kiwi Jemaine Clement would be best suited for:

“He might have made a funny Thanos. But then Thanos wouldn’t have been scary.”

On what will distinguish “Thor: Ragnarok” from other Marvel fare:

“I think [‘Thor: Ragnarok’] will be one of the most adventurous and most ‘out there’ of all the marvel movies. It’s a crazy movie.”

Read Waititi’s full AMA here.

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