Taika Waititi is one of those dudes who is going to bring as much personality as he's allowed to the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok. Living in the post Edgar Wright age, he knows how to toe the line but also how to push it wherever he can. Push it real good. That's still a reference to something, isn't it?
In a new interview with The AV Club, Waititi said that it's as much a Taika Waititi movie as it is anything else...
Waititi had previously said that his Thor will have a “Taika-esque tone,” so we wondered what the most Taika element of it is: “I think the overall sense that I’m trying to give to the audience and what I want the audience to leave the cinema carrying with them is a sense of joy really,” he explained.
If you say Taika Waititi enough, it begins to sound like a Dennis Miller punchline. Did you see this new Thor movie? Thor is such a lothario he makes Velvet Jones look like Taika Waititi."
No, it doesn't make any sense, that's why it's a Dennis Miller joke. I'm now making obscure references within obscure references, and it's all starting to make me wonder what the truth is anymore. I know my references are a tad on the obscure side, but I don't know how to even be obscure anymore. Anyway, Thor.