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Taika Waititi to shake up Marvel Universe with “romantic” Thor movie

Published: 24/Jul/2020 14:16 Updated: 3/Sep/2020 12:44

by Jacob Hale

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Taika Waititi has become known for his interesting style of filmmaking, but he’s stepping it up a notch with his upcoming movie ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ which sees the Marvel creation take a more romantic approach.

As the mind behind previous Thor movies as well as the likes of Jojo Rabbit and What We Do in the Shadows, Waititi clearly likes to explore all bases, but the romance genre is one that he hasn’t explored quite so much.

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That’s set to change though, as he’s described the sequel to 2017’s Thor: Ragnarok as “so insane and very romantic,” an interesting departure from where you might expect Thor films to go.

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Waititi has established himself in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with his work on Thor.

In a discussion with the BBC, in which Waititi discussed racism, Star Wars, and home life, he spoke about Thor: Love and Thunder, and it sounds like it might turn out slightly different to what Marvel fans might typically expect.

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When asked about the movie, Waititi said: “We’ve finished. We’ve been writing the script off and on for over a year and I’m just this week doing another pass on it.”

This was when he decided to rock the boat a bit and revealed that it’s going to be “so insane and also very romantic.”

Explaining the decision to take this leap with the movie, Taika said: “I’m into romances now. I just want to make a romance. I want to make something that I’ve never done or never cared for. I would like to attack something like that.”

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Taiki Waititi at Comic Con
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Waititi is looking to tackle something completely new with Thor: Love and Thunder.

This might leave some Thor fans disenfranchised from the saga, especially if it takes too large a departure from what core fans expect and want from the movie, but really it’s to be expected when it’s literally called “Love and Thunder.”

It will be interesting to see how Waititi manages to make the story one with romance at its core — but if anyone can do it, it’s him.

Thor: Love and Thunder is scheduled to release on February 11, 2022 — though with the ongoing global health crisis delaying productions of the biggest shows and movies, this might not yet be set in stone.

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The Boys finale hints Stormfront killed Epstein in bizarre twist

Published: 17/Oct/2020 15:07

by Luke Edwards

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After all the speculation, maybe Jeffrey Epstein really didn’t kill himself. A clip from the series two finale of Amazon Prime’s The Boys suggests that supe Stormfront was actually the one to bring him down.

Epstein was a real-life businessman known for his connections to powerful people. After being convicted of human trafficking last year, Epstein suspiciously committed suicide in jail – shortly before he was due to testify in court.

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Some people believe prison guards murdered Epstein to stop his associates’ darkest secrets being revealed.

Bloodied Stormfront in Amazon's The Boys
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Stormfront was left battered after an intense season finale.

Given the Amazon show‘s track record of parodying real-life events, it’s not exactly surprising they published their take on Epstein’s untimely demise.

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In the latest episode, after Stormfront’s true Nazi identity was made public, we saw a piece of news channel ticker tape which said: “NYPD: Credible lead ties Stormfront to Jeffrey Epstein death.”

Why would Stormfront kill Epstein?

We don’t think this is a serious political commentary from the showrunners. It’s more likely they’re making light of the use of memes in swaying public opinion – a tactic used by Stormfront herself to boost Homelander’s reputation.

Why Stormfront was sent to kill Epstein is unknown. However, we know from the first episode that, despite their squeaky-clean public images, supes can get up to some pretty weird stuff behind closed doors. Could she have killed him to keep their dignity unharmed?

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Or maybe the in-universe Epstein had evidence of her true identity. She’s a friend of Goebbels and Frederick Vought’s wife, after all, so maybe Epstein wanted to trade that information to the feds for a sweeter sentence.

Either way, it’s unlikely we’ll be seeing Stormfront pulling off more covert operations anytime soon after Homelander’s son fried her to an Anakin Skywalker-style crisp in the season finale. This probably means politician Victoria Neuman will take over as the main antagonist to the Boys when it eventually returns.