Taika Waititi may have been universally praised for Thor: Ragnarok, but somehow a lot of Marvel fans weren’t too pleased with his last Thor adventure, Thor: Love and Thunder. We don’t know if Marvel is going to decide to push forward with another Thor soon, but Waititi already has some ideas of where the film should go.
In Titan’s official movie special book for Thor: Love and Thunder (via ScreenRant), Waititi speculates on a fifth Thor film, to which he says:
“What is left to do to him? It’s got to be something that feels like it’s carrying on with the evolution of the character, but still in a very fun way and still giving him things to come up against that feel like they’re building on the obstacles that he has to overcome… I don’t think we can have a villain that’s weaker than Hela. I feel like we need to step up from there and add a villain that’s somehow more formidable.”
Love and Thunder had Thor taking on a fatherhood role and adopting Gorr’s resurrected daughter, but it’s unclear where the character would be moving forward based on what’s established in the MCU. If you ask me, they should just follow his arc in the comics and have him resume leadership of Asgard in place of Odin, now that he’s gained much more experience and knows plenty more about caring for someone.
Whether Waititi is involved or not, he does think that Thor has potential to just keep going to crazier places. He says he would prefer to add “more and more outlandish and crazy beasts, monsters and aliens”. With the earlier Thor movies having him focus mostly on the conflicts of Earth and Asgard, it’s clear Waititi wants to have him explore more alien worlds—kind of like the Guardians of the Galaxy.
A fifth Thor movie hasn’t been officially announced.