Taika Waititi admits that the artwork of Kirby, who created Marvel's version of the Asgardian god of thunder, was a huge influence on his vision for Thor: Ragnarok.
Waititi added that he felt like he knew the perfect music to accompany the Kirby-inspired visuals.
"I've often said if Freddie Mercury were alive, I would have asked Queen to do the soundtrack," he says. "The movie just has that feel: It's a cool, bold, colorful cosmic adventure."
In addition to Thor, Kirby created many of Marvel's most popular character, including Captain America, The Avengers, the X-Men, Silver Surfer, and the Hulk.
Kirby passed away in 1994. August 28 will mark what would have been the artist's 100th birthday. He was honored with a Disney Legend award at the D23 Expo and there is currently an ongoing campaign for him to be honored with a Google doodle on his birthday.
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In Thor: Ragnarok, Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok – the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization – at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger – The Incredible Hulk!
Thor: Ragnarok opens in theaters on November 3, 2017.