Anyone that knows me is aware that Thor is my absolute favorite Avenger (Iron Man is a close second), so when I learned that filming for Thor: Ragnarok began on July 4th, I was ecstatic! I've been waiting for a standalone film with him since Thor: The Dark World, which for some strange reason that I'll never fathom, was pretty much canned by most of the MCU fans. However, I have faith that Thor: Ragnarok will blow everyone away, just as Captain America: Civil War did this past spring. Allow me to tell y'all why.
Most Of The Film Takes Place On Other Realms
The complaint that most folks had about Thor and Thor: The Dark World is that both films spent too much time on Earth. Well, fear not. According to Marvel Studio's president, Kevin Feige, 80 to 90 percent of Thor: Ragnarok will take place in the cosmos. There's even been reports of the plot line being connected to the Planet Hulk story.
There Are All New Characters
Unfortunately, Jane Foster won't be a part of Thor: Ragnarok "for many reasons [that'll be explained in the movie]," according to Kevin Feige, but in her absence, there'll be a plethora of new characters to see. Screenrant reports that the film will star Cate Blanchett as Hela, Jeff Goldblum as The Grandmaster, Karl Urban as Skurge and the lovely Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie (pictured above), who is rumored to be a potential love interest for Thor. The film also has the characters that we already know and love, such as Lady Sif and the Warriors Three (Jaimie Alexander, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi and Tadanobu Asano), Odin (Anthony Hopkins), and Heimdall (Idris Elba). Last, but certainly not least, there's another returning character that'll be featured in the film.
Everyone's been waiting on baited breath to see their favorite Marvel villain wreak havoc again. Around November 3 of next year, we'll all get that chance (I know my mom'll be psyched; she loves herself some Loki). Sadly enough, Tom Hiddleston a.k.a. Taylor Swift's man candy, has stated in interviews that Thor: Ragnarok could possibly feature his last performance as Loki. Man, I'm gonna miss him.
The Hulk Returns
As I'm sure you've all heard by now, Loki's not the only big character coming back to the Thor series. The Hulk/Bruce Banner will also be in the film, working alongside Thor. Mark Ruffalo has described the film as a "buddy comedy." I'm very interested to see how this plays out. I'm also extremely interested to find out how the Hulk's quinjet was able to leave the Earth's atmosphere. Most all, I hope that my sweetie Thor can block Hulk's fist bump this time around.
The S**t Gets Real
In traditional Norse mythology, Ragnarok is a foretold occurrence of the world ending via a massive flood. According to Marvel's comic storyline, Ragnarok is basically Thor's evil clone created by Tony Stark (can't he ever leave well enough alone?) sent to kill the superheroes that wouldn't sign the Superhero Registration Act (known as The Sokovia Accords in the MCU). Whether the force that is Ragnarok is a coming apocalypse, a mad Thor wannabe, or that scary-looking devil thing in the photo above, one thing's for sure: This installment of the Thor series will feature some of the darkest material it's ever dealt with. I guess Hulk and Thor have to crack a few jokes in there so the audience won't be depressed and/or scared out of their minds during the entire movie. As for other events occurring in Thor: Ragnarok, Chris Hemsworth posted this on his Instagram page:
"Expect big and little changes?" Marvel has been pretty tight lipped when it comes to minute details within the new film, so I for one can't wait to see exactly what these "big and little changes" are. I just hope that Thor hasn't reduced himself to actually using that rusty all-purpose hammer.
It Stars Chris Hemsworth! What More Could You Ask For?
Just look at that body. Look at that face. Those gorgeous blue eyes. Why do y'all think Thor is my favorite Avenger? He's the finest one in the group! I can't wait to see that beautiful man on the big screen next year!
The Marvel Cinematic Universe is pretty much promising us that the next Thor movie will have conflict on different worlds, all new characters to enjoy, Loki and his shenanigans, Hulk being the Riggs to Thor's Murtaugh (Lethal Weapon, y'all), a possible world ending event and People's 2014 Sexiest Man Alive. I will definitely be paying my full admission next year to see Thor: Ragnarok. Will you?