Taika Waititi feeling ‘a bit fatigued’ by big studio films

Taika Waititi has taken a break from big studio films since making Thor: Love and Thunder.

Taika Waititi has admitted he is making smaller films at the moment because he is “a bit fatigued” by big studio blockbusters.

The New Zealand director made a name for himself with independent movies such as What We Do in the Shadows and Hunt for the Wilderpeople before making the Marvel superhero films Thor: Ragnarok and Thor: Love and Thunder.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter at the premiere of his new movie, Next Goal Wins, on Tuesday, Waititi explained that he took a break from big studio films because he felt fatigued.

“I’m a bit fatigued by working on those big films, studio films, which is why I’ve come back to do smaller films like this; my next film will be a smaller one,” he said when asked about the “superhero fatigue” concept.

“But there’s always a place for them and they’re always inspirational. As a little kid, those are the things I loved, going to see these big movies set in outer space to take a great escape from where we are. So I hope they continue.”

In a separate interview with Business Insider, the 48-year-old revealed that his next movie will be the adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel Klara and the Sun, while he is also working on an adaptation of Alejandro Jodorowsky’s graphic novel The Incal. He is expected to return to big studio filmmaking with a Star Wars movie, which he is currently writing.

Due to his busy slate of projects, Waititi confirmed that he would not direct a fifth Thor movie, if one is greenlit.

“I know that I won’t be involved,” he told the publication earlier on Tuesday. “I’m going to concentrate on these other films that I’ve signed on for… So that’s six, seven years gone. I’d imagine another Thor would be a lot sooner than that.”

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