Newswire: Taika Waititi to let Jeff Goldblum, Cate Blanchett do what they want in Thor: Ragnarok

Wired recently checked in with Taika Waititi, who is making the much-traveled journey of indie-to-blockbuster director this year by making his first major franchise film, Thor: Ragnarok. (Waititi is best known for directing on Flight Of The Conchords and the vampire mockumentary What We Do In The Shadows.) Before shooting begins on Thor: Ragnarok, he’s also releasing the indie adventure-comedy Hunt For The Wilderpeople, about a foster kid who loves Tupac. According to Waititi, “there doesn’t seem to be a huge difference” between Hunt For The Wilderpeople and the next chapter of Thor’s adventure, only the scale of the production.

One aspect of Thor: Ragnarok has Waititi, along with the rest of this realm, very excited, though: Cate Blanchett. After reportedly being in talks to join the film, Blanchett has officially signed on for her Marvel debut. It’s not just a first for Blanchett, it’s …

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