"Thor: Ragnarok" is shaping up to be a big win for Marvel, the studio that's known for their massive superhero films. The upcoming film that opens next week is the third installment in the "Thor" series, this time directed by "Hunt for the Wilderpeople" and "What We Do in the Shadows" helmer Taika Waititi. It's also groundbreaking in the sense that it introduces the first ever Marvel big-screen villain, Cate Blanchett's Hela, the Goddess of Death. There's so much to look forward to in next week's film, including the fact that they're introducing a new Thor ally in the form of Tessa Thompson's Valkyrie.

Marvel's Kevin Feige recently spoke about the "new sensibility" that Waititi brings to the table in the upcoming film and how the studio ultimately decided to sign him on to helm the upcoming film. Here's what Feige and Waititi had to say about the working relationship.

Thor's 'new sensibility'

When the first trailer for "Thor: Ragnarok" dropped, fans were quick to notice the shift in tone of the upcoming film. The first film in the series was directed by director and actor Kenneth Branagh, while the sequel was directed by Alan Taylor. "Ragnarok" is a departure from both films, as Director Taika Waititi approached the project as a standalone film. In addition, he took qualities of Thor from the previous films and put it in the forefront of the upcoming movie.

One quality is his comedic side. Marvel's Kevin Feige told Collider, "We wanted a new sensibility...Taika gave the cast the confidence to explore that and to try things, and most of that is in the movie because it was on story, and yet, at the same time, it expanded each of their characters."

Taika Waititi on his favorite Thor-Hulk scene

"Thor: Ragnarok" does explore relationships, especially that of Thor and Hulk.

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These two unlikely "friends from work" team up to save Asgard from Hela, and in the process, become closer buddies just in time for "Avengers: Infinity War." Director Taika Waititi shared that his favorite scene is one that was shown in the trailer when Thor and Hulk reconcile after a fight. He explained that it "grounds the film...for the audience" and that superheroes "have to make up after arguments." He also expressed how much he appreciated having the chance to show a more personal side to these massive superheroes. "Thor: Ragnarok" opens on November 3, with Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Tessa Thompson, and Jeff Goldblum.