If you watched Captain America: Civil War, which was pretty much the Avengers 2.5, then you’re probably wondering where Thor was during the events that took place during the movie. It seems that Thor: Ragnarok is looking to fill the audience in with the activities that Thor and the Hulk were occupied with during the events of Civil War. Here are 4 reasons you should be incredibly excited for Thor: Ragnarok a.k.a. Thor 3, which is slated for a late 2017 release.
It seems as if Marvel Studios has been signing everyone to their films recently. The universe is going to continue growing as long as it’s profitable, and it’s been suggested that Avengers 3 will feature a ridiculous 67 characters. Thor: Ragnarok is introducing Jeff Goldblum, Karl Urban, and Tessa Thompson. Along with these new additions, the movie will have Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Cate Blanchett and Anthony Hopkins returning. With a cast like this, you should be incredibly excited for the movie.
Taika Waititi will be directing Thor: Ragnarok. While that name might be unfamiliar at first glance, a look at his IMDB page will show that he’s been involved with kiwi classics such as Flight of the Conchords, and the criminally underrated What We Do in the Shadows. While some might be intimidated by Waititi’s lack of experience with directing big budget action movies, I’m incredibly interested to see what he brings to the table. While I’m a big fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a lot of the films seem to be getting a little redundant and stale. That said, Marvel Studios has a history of utilizing unknown directors, such as hiring The Russo Brothers for Captain American 2 and 3. Am I certain that Waititi will absolutely crush it like the Russo Brothers did? No. But it’s exciting to see Marvel trying new things.
According to Norse Mythology, Ragnarok is basically the apocalypse. Based off the title alone, it’d be safe to assume that the stakes are going to be pretty high. Mark Ruffalo has also been quoted as stating that Thor: Ragnarok will be more or less a buddy road-trip movie staring superheroes. That sounds awesome. How much cooler would Rain Man have been if it featured Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise teaming up to take on Ultron?
Can it bring back hype to Thor?
It’s no secret that the Thor franchise is more or less the lame duck of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In fact, Thor: The Dark World is the lowest rated movie in the Marvel Universes. If I’m being honest, I don’t really remember much about the first two Thor movies since they really didn’t have much of an impact on me. That said, the last two Marvel movies (Ant-Man, and Captain America: Civil War) were both incredibly entertaining movies.
With an amazing cast, I can only hope that Marvel continues their hot streak.