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No to Silver Surfer, yes to Space Sharks in 'Thor: Love & Thunder'

Tessa Thompson and Taika Waititi on the set of "Thor: Ragnarok."
Tessa Thompson and Taika Waititi on the set of "Thor: Ragnarok." (Image credit: Jasin Boland (Marvel Studios))

"Thor: Love & Thunder's" Taika Waititi hosted an Instagram watch-along of "Thor: Ragnarok" on April 9, with suprise guest appearances from Tessa Thompson and Mark Ruffalo. But now, the story seems more about what was said more than who showed up.

According to Variety, Waititi squarely shot down the idea of Silver Surfer appearing in the film, but did say that "Space Sharks" - similar to the Acanti, which are commonly enslaved by the Brood empire for use as spaceships - would be in the film.

Space sharks in "Thor" comics. (Image credit: Dave Cockrum (Marvel Comics))

The writer/director did dodge questions on what Christian Bale's role would be in this fourth Thor film, and if Tom Hiddleston would reprise his role here.

"Thor: Love & Thunder" is scheduled to hit theaters Feb. 18, 2022.

 Originally published on Newsarama. 

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Chris Arrant
Newsarama Senior Editor

Newsarama Senior Editor Chris Arrant has covered comic book news for sister site Newsarama since 2003, and has also written for USA Today, Life, Entertainment Weekly, Publisher's Weekly, Marvel Entertainment, TOKYOPOP, AdHouse Books, Cartoon Brew, Bleeding Cool, Comic Shop News and CBR. He is the author of the book "Modern Masters: Cliff Chiang," co-authored "Art of Spider-Man Classic," and contributed to Dark Horse/Bedside Press' anthology "Pros and (Comic) Cons." He has acted as a judge for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, the Harvey Awards and the Stan Lee Awards. Chris is a member of the American Library Association's Graphic Novel & Comics Round Table. (He/him)