When Captain America: Civil War hit theaters, practically every character who has been previously established in the Marvel Universe was accounted for, with two notable exceptions, Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) and Thor (Chris Hemsworth). In the months leading up to Captain America: Civil War, it was confirmed that Hulk would return in Thor: Ragnarok, where both heroes would go on a “cosmic road trip” together. With both Hulk and Thor out of the picture for Civil War, many fans have wondered which side these heroes would take in this epic battle. Now, one of Marvel’s new directors is offering an interesting theory.
Earlier this year, Taika Waititi signed on to direct Thor: Ragnarok, which was seen by many as an unusual choice. The filmmaker is best known for his comedies such as Eagle vs. Shark, What We Do In the Shadows and his work on the cult classic TV series Flight of the Conchords. Fandango recently caught up with the filmmaker while he was promoting his latest film Hunt For the Wilderpeople, hitting theaters June 24, where he was asked if Thor would side with Team Iron Man or Team Cap in Captain America: Civil War. Take a look at his surprising response below.
“We’ve talked a little bit about this. Personally, I feel Thor would have started his own team. He wouldn’t have liked the idea of those teams. But, even though Thor is from outer space and he lives in a palace, part of me likes to think he would side with Cap. I would side with Cap purely because I don’t trust billionaires.”
Of course, we’ll never know for sure who Thor would have teamed up with, but the exclusion of both Thor and Hulk didn’t seem to hurt Captain America: Civil War‘s performance at the box office. After just over one month in theaters, the superhero adventure has taken in $398.4 million domestic and over $1.1 billion worldwide. We’ll have to wait and see if it can surpass The Avengers’ $1.5 billion take before it closes out its box office run.
Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston are returning as Thor and Loki, along with a slew of new cast members. Jeff Goldlbum has signed on as The Grandmaster, with Karl Urban portraying Skurge and Tessa Thompson starring as Valkyrie. Production is slated to begin on July 4 in Australia, so hopefully we’ll have more story details in the near future. Stay tuned for more on Thor: Ragnarok, which has been set for release on November 3, 2017.