Director of Thor: Ragnarok and JoJo Rabbit Taika Waititi has reportedly been grilled by Marvel Studios higher-ups. After images of a supposed open relationship with Waititi, girlfriend Rita Ora and Tessa Thompson went viral, Marvel reportedly isn't happy.
Leaked by The Daily Mail, images of Waititi, Ora and Thompson do show what appears to be an open relationship. Images show Ora kissing Waititi and the reverse, Waititi kissing Thompson and Ora and Thompson close to kissing. This has apparently upset some executives at Marvel.
Marvel is reportedly upset at Taika Waititi
In a report by The Daily Telegraph, Marvel is reportedly unhappy with the director following these images. Marvel bosses have described as unimpressed with the displays of the filmmaker's apparent relationship. Reportedly, Marvel believes this is upsetting the family friendly image of parent company Disney.
One insider Waititi’s new movie reportedly claimed the relationship is: “not exactly the image they're looking to project in relation to one of their biggest franchises.”
Taika is well-known as being a bit of a party animal, much to Disney's knowledge. However, the actor’s relationship is supposedly crossing a line in the eyes of company bosses. As such, Disney is reportedly reprimanding the filmmaker for his relationship – even though it's none of their business.
Will this affect Thor: Love and Thunder
Marvel's upset at Taika Waititi's happy relationship shouldn't have an impact on the upcoming Thor movie. However, it's not clear if Disney's want to control the actor's love life will affect his future at Marvel Studios.
Taika Waititi will be releasing Thor: Love and Thunder May 6th, 2022. The movie stars Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Natalie Portman, Christian Bale and Russell Crowe. The cast of Guardians of the Galaxy will also appear in the film for an indeterminate amount of time.