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    Elizabeth Banks Reveals She Was Really Interested In Directing ‘Thor: Ragnarok’

    Elizabeth Banks is an actor known for her roles in the franchise ‘Pitch Perfect‘ and ‘The Hunger Games.’ Like many of her peers, she is now directing movies. Currently promoting her latest directorial project ‘Cocaine Bear,’ she talked about being highly interested in directing ‘Thor: Ragnarok.’

    As a director, Elizabeth Banks has no taste for large film franchises. While promoting ‘Cocaine Bear,’ she opens up about wanting to direct ‘Thor: Ragnarok‘ for Marvel.

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    Elizabeth Banks On Wanting To Direct ‘Thor: Ragnarok’

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    While talking to Variety about her latest film, Elizabeth Banks expresses her admiration for directing the story of ‘Cocaine Bear.’ Still in the process of discovering her artistic sensibilities, she can’t adhere to anyone else’s vision.

    The last project Elizabeth Banks looked forward to was Marvel’s ‘Thor.’ She was “really interested” in directing ‘Thor: Ragnarok.’ The actor-director’s attraction to sensibility is why she believes she could have made something great out of Chris Hemsworth’s comedic awareness.

    Calls were made about Elizabeth Banks making a possible pitch for the gig. However, she never heard back from the bosses at the studio. She said, “No one called me [back]. Taika Waititi got the job. Rightfully so.

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    ‘Cocaine Bear’ Is Likely A “Career Ender” For Its Director

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    After a successful directorial debut with ‘Pitch Perfect 2‘, the actor-director makes a reboot of ‘Charlie’s Angels.’ Unfortunately, the film doesn’t work. To add insult to injury, audiences and critics agreed about the film’s failings. With ‘Cocaine Bear,’ Elizabeth Banks is aware of the risks.

    For ‘Cocaine Bear,’ Elizabeth Banks wasn’t afraid of the material’s wackiness. The stranger-than-fiction premise is an unsafe bet. We are seeing how R-Rated comedies are drastically underperforming at the box office.

    Cocaine Bear‘ is inspired by the real story of a 175-pound American black bear that dies after ingesting a duffel bag full of cocaine. It opens in theatres on February 24, 2023.

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    Shaurya Thakur is a Content Writer at First Curiosity, who, in his personal time, is writing the greatest "overcoming post-academic slump existential crises" story. His current obsessions are John Cassavetes and Jack Kerouac; musically, he belongs to Arctic Monkeys and Franz Ferdinand.

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