Taika Waititi says Thor 5 needs more 'outlandish, crazy beasts, monsters and aliens'

Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi says he's considering what to do next with the Marvel god in a new book about his movie Thor: Love and Thunder.

Cover Media reported the forthcoming book offered insight into where any potential fifth Thor movie would go and how the New Zealand filmmaker wasn't sure what path the hero, portrayed by Chris Hemsworth, should take.

However, Waititi did say he wanted "more outlandish and crazy beasts, monsters and aliens" in a potential sequel.

In the upcoming book, Thor: Love and Thunder - The Official Movie Special, Waititi hinted he'd continue with the comedy elements to the hero, which had proved divisive among Marvel fans and viewers of the last two Thor movies.

"What is left to do to him? It's got to be something that feels like it's carrying on with the evolution of the character, but still in a very fun way and still giving him things to come up against that feel like they're building on the obstacles that he has to overcome," Waititi said. 

"I don't think we can have a villain that's weaker than Hela. I feel like we need to step up from there and add a villain that's somehow more formidable. We also need more and more outlandish and crazy beasts, monsters and aliens

"There's a fun element to (Thor) and he has a casualness and a sort of swagger about him when he visits these worlds and encounters these aliens that I don't think you'd get when it's an earthling travelling through space exploring the universe."

In June, Hemsworth suggested adding yet more comedic elements into the story was a bad idea, telling GQ he thought Waititi's take on the superhero may have gotten "too silly".

Love and Thunder has a review rating of 63 percent positive on aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, which states the audience consensus is: "Even though Thor: Love and Thunder's constant silliness makes it hard to invest in the more serious sides of the story, there's still plenty here to enjoy."