Marvel Studios and fans will forever be grateful for Taika Waititi for making Thor: Ragnarok. The ace filmmaker changed the entire dynamics of God of Thunder. The first two films starring Chris Hemsworth had received a mixed reaction. But when Taika directed the third one, no one expected to see the story of Asgard the way they did.
There are a lot of reasons why Thor: Ragnarok is termed as one of the best MCU films. Some of them are Chris’ character having an impeccable sense of humour, the growth of Tom Hiddleston’s Loki, the casting in the third film, the comedic element of the film, Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk getting the importance he deserves and the music!
No MCU fan will ever forget how beautifully Taika Waititi used Led Zeppelin’s Immigrant Song in the film. The song was used several times but during very integral moments in Thor: Ragnarok. It can be said that it was like God of Thunder’s theme song. Now, the Jojo Rabbit director has opened up on using this energetic track in his 2017 directorial. On Russo Brothers Pizza Film School, Taika said he used the song as it was his version of the film from the beginning itself.
“I made the sizzle reel with tonally what I wanted it to be. I wanted to capture a road trip of people who had no business hanging out with each other. I put all that to ‘Immigrant Song’,” added the Thor: Ragnarok director.
Taika Waititi said he was shocked to know that Marvel Studios didn’t use this gem by Led Zeppelin earlier. He said, “I was so surprised they hadn’t used it in the first two films. That song is basically about Thor. Just knowing the tone, knowing that it had to be playful and over the top.”
Well, the good news is Taika Waititi will be back with Marvel to shoot Thor: Love and Thunder. Along with Chris Hemsworth, the film also features Natalie Portman and Tessa Thompson.