We can already tell that Thor: Ragnarok is channeling the craziness of the cosmic Marvel universe, but it sounds like director Taika Waititi wishes he could have taken that to its logical extreme. In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Waititi talks about what movies inspired him and who he wishes could score Thor.
“I loved the kind of cosmic trippy vibe of the Thor comics. Another influence for me was Flash Gordon. I grew up loving that movie.”
There are plenty of elements of cosmic Thor and Flash Gordan in the screenshots and trailers that we’ve seen so far. Waititi also has a dream person he wishes was still alive to score the movie for him:
“I’ve often said if Freddie Mercury were alive, I would have asked Queen to do the soundtrack. It just has that feel: it’s a cool bold, colorful cosmic adventure. And it just needed to be fun.”
A traditional score doesn’t seem like it would entirely fit with the movie Waititi is making, but we’ll have to see how the music turns out once we see the final product.
Summary: Imprisoned, the mighty Thor finds himself in a lethal gladiatorial contest against the Hulk, his former ally. Thor must fight for survival and race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home and the Asgardian civilization.
Thor: Ragnarok stars Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Jeff Goldblum, Idris Elba, and Mark Ruffalo. It will be released on November 3rd.