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Newswire: Thor: Ragnarok’s Taika Waititi is ignoring most of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Now that most of the major players in the Marvel Cinematic Universe are pretty well established, some of the movies are free to distance themselves a little bit from the canon-defining Avengers or Captain America movies. Sometimes this results in a new and unique setting (like in Guardians Of The Galaxy) and sometimes it results in seemingly important plot developments that aren’t nearly as impactful as they probably should be (like Tony Stark blowing up all of his suits at the end of Iron Man 3), but the relative looseness of the MCU is still one of its greatest strengths. Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi seems to understand this, which is why he’s doing what he can to make the movie feel like its own thing—meaning, essentially, that he’s going to ignore as much of the MCU as he can.

Waititi expressed that in a recent …

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