Taika Waititi & Rose Matafeo at last years Vodafone Music Awards – photo Wal Reid

Kiwi Director/Actor Taika Waititi is in negotiations to direct “Thor: Ragnorak,” the third installment in Marvel’s “Thor” franchise.

The popular Kiwi actor has directed & written several episodes of the TV series “Flight of the Conchords” and in addition to writing and directing the mockumentary“What We Do in the Shadows” about vampires flatting in Wellington had a hit with the indie comedy “Eagle vs. Shark.” Waititi, also penned the script for Disney’s upcoming animated movie “Moana.” starring Ballers star Dwayne Johnson

He also acted as the character Tom Kalmaku 2011’s “Green Lantern” opposite Ryan Reynolds and will host this years Vodafone Music Awards

Kenneth Branagh directed 2011’s original “Thor” and Alan Taylor helmed “Thor: The Dark World” in 2013. The first film grossed $449 million worldwide and the sequel took in $645 million.

Chris Hemsworth will return as the titular superhero. Tom Hiddleston (Loki) and Jaimie Alexander (Lady Sif) will be back to star as well.  Thor: Ragnorak” hits theaters on Nov. 3, 2017.