Los Angeles, Oct 6: Taika Waititi is in negotiations to direct “Thor: Ragnarok”, the third installment in Marvel’s “Thor” franchise.The New Zealand native helmed several episodes of the TV series “Flight of the Conchords” in addition to writing and directed the vampire spoof “What We Do in the Shadows” and the indie comedy “Eagle vs Shark”, reported Variety. (Read: Hugh Jackman: Pan Orphanage scene hits close to home)Also Read - New Covid Variant Threat: India Extends Travel Restrictions to THESE Countries. Full List Here

Waititi, 40, also penned the script for Disney’s upcoming animated movie “Moana”. The filmmaker also acted as the character Tom Kalmaku 2011’s “Green Lantern” opposite Ryan Reynolds. Also Read - What Motivated Shreyas Iyer to Get His Maiden Test Ton? Coach Pravin Amre Reveals

Kenneth Branagh directed 2011’s original “Thor” and Alan Taylor helmed “Thor: The Dark World” in 2013. The first film grossed USD 449 million worldwide and the sequel took in USD 645 million. Chris Hemsworth will return as the titular superhero. Tom Hiddleston (Loki) and Jaimie Alexander (Lady Sif) will be back to star as well. Also Read - Highlights India vs New Zealand 1st Test: Young, Latham Put Kiwis in Driver's Seat At Stumps On Day 2

The script for “Thor: Ragnarok” has been written by Christopher Yost and Craig Kyle. Yost was a co-writer on “Thor: The Dark World”. “Thor: Ragnarok” to hit theaters on November 3, 2017.