Avengers: Age of Ultron may still not have hit theaters, but that doesn't mean its cast member aren't already giving out hints of what other Marvel movies they'll be appearing in like they're candy on Halloween. Chris Hemsworth, though, just shoveled out a mound of appearance-teasing awesomeness so large that it might just - to continue the analogy - give you a sugar-rush.
Specifically, he just revealed not only how many more Marvel movies he's contracted for - it's three, in case you were wondering - but exactly which already-announced movies they're set to be.
So, as it turns out, in addition to Thor: Ragnarok:
Thor Will Return in Avengers: Infinity War...Parts 1 AND 2
Yup, that's right - according to Hemsworth:
"I’m three films away from [the end of my contract]; I’ve got Avengers 3 and 4 and I’ve got Thor 3."
Which, in the language of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, translates to 2018's Avengers: Infinity War, Part 1, and 2019's Avengers: Infinity War, Part 2.
Which, since Thor is one of the few Avengers with anything approaching cosmic-levels of power, is probably a very good thing.
Though probably not for Thanos...
It also, however, tells us a fair amount about what's set to come in the MCU. For example:
This Means Thor WON'T Die in Thor: Ragnarok
Or, at least, it means that if he does die during the course of 2017's Ragnarok - which, seeing as the whole plot-line, and movie title, hinges on the idea of the end of the world, initially seemed possible - we know he'll be back not too long after...
This Means Thor Could Continue On Into Phase 4
After all, if he doesn't die during Ragnarok, there's every reason to believe that Marvel - and Hemsworth - have plans to keep the Thundergod around for years to come.
This Means Thor WON'T Be In Captain America: Civil War
Which...would actually most likely be a good thing, since his presence would completely imbalance the sides - but does still suggest that Thor's key role in the comic-book version of the story-line (dead at the time, Thor's cloned, and that clone is promptly used as weapon by Iron Man) is either going to be eliminated, or given to another character.
All of which...I'm actually totally OK with...