Thor: Love and Thunder, It may have been a lot more contentious than his first Marvel movie, Thor: Ragnarok, but Taika Waititi doesn’t appear to be troubled by it. The newest Chris Hemsworth film is raking in the dough at the box office and continues to hold the top spot at the global box office two weeks after its release, demonstrating that having a good Rotten Tomatoes score isn’t everything.
Furthermore, Waititi has reacted to the movie’s ongoing popularity in the way he only can. The Jojo Rabbit filmmaker shared a “exclusive NFT poster” on Twitter, urging followers to “download and sell” it. Along with the extremely professional poster, which was most obviously not slapped together by the director in under five seconds on his phone, Waititi expressed his appreciation to those who had seen Love and Thunder in a theater setting while also teasing the film’s critics.
“Thank you to everyone (even the 17 people who didn’t like it LOL) for your support!!” he wrote.
We thought we'd celebrate being the #1 movie in the world by creating this exclusive NFT poster that you can download and sell! Thank you to everyone (even the 17 people who didn't like it LOL) for your support!! #ThorLoveAndThunder pic.twitter.com/of0ZxU54iq
— Taika Waititi (@TaikaWaititi) July 15, 2022
Ragnarok is certainly one of the most popular Marvel movies, but Love and Thunder hasn’t gone down well with fans. Waititi’s eccentric brand of comedy, which previously helped make his 2017 picture such a hit, has curiously left some viewers cold this time around. Some others also take issue with the allegedly packed plotline, which leads to some significant plot holes in Avengers: Endgame.
Despite this, Waititi has every cause to be pleased with how Love and Thunder is being received, especially given how much money it is now earning in cinemas, which is a sure sign that viewers in general are enjoying it. Given that Kevin Feige will likely contact him at some point soon, it’s not surprising that he’s already teasing Thor 5—something Hemsworth would be up for, too. I don’t care about those 17 people who are criticizing it.