Thor: Love And Thunder Director Taika Waititi Grew Up A Metalhead, Was A Big Fan Of Metallica + Anthrax

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This weekend will be extra exciting for those metalheads who love Marvel movies, for Thor: Love And Thunder, directed by Taika Waititi, is out in theaters. Waititi has made a plethora of incredible independent films and has expanded into covering major properties like Marvel and Star Wars. Prior to Thor: Love And Thunder, he directed Thor: Ragnarok.

In a new interview with Louder, Taika Waititi was asked a variety of music related questions. While several questions involved that of Guns N’ Roses (given that several of the band’s songs appear throughout the film), Waititi was also asked about the music he enjoys and grew up enjoying. When it comes to the music he listened to as a teen, the director shared the following:

“I listened to everything. But at an early age I was like very much into like, AC/DC and then Guns N’ Roses. And then, you remember that mash-up with Public Enemy and Anthrax?”

[Interviewer]: Bring The Noise

“Yeah. I was already a massive fan of Public Enemy and Metallica…in the early 90s, when I was at school, basically, those are the two music genres I would listen to, just metal and rap. And so that was, sort of, like the soundtrack to my childhood.”

It is cool to hear that Waititi was into such bad ass bands growing up, and that heavy music has stuck with him. Earlier in the interview, the interviewer makes a point to bring up how several Guns N’ Roses songs appear in the film – to which Waititi responds with:

“You know, I still go home late at night and instead of going on, you know, Pornhub, I’ll go and watch old GN’R music videos because I just loved the band. But I think I’m still in love with the band back when there was the band, you know, that band: Paradise City music video, like that stuff when the hair was long and it had been brushed, you know?”

Thor: Love And Thunder is in theaters now.