‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Will Be ‘Totally Different’ From the Last Two ‘Thor’ Films
Many fans seem to agree that the Thor films are the weaker installments in the MCU, which should make Marvel president Kevin Feige’s latest comments about Thor: Ragnarok seem fairly promising. For starters, Feige says the new sequel will be “totally different” from its predecessors, and you shouldn’t expect the mighty thunder god to spend much time hanging out on Earth.
As has been mentioned in both Thor and the very underrated (in my humble opinion) Thor: The Dark World, there are nine realms, with Earth (or Midgard) and Asgard being just two of them, and we haven’t really spent much time in the others. Feige tells Empire (via CBM) that’ll change in Ragnarok:
The film takes place within the cosmos primarily which is to say, frankly, very little Earth.
That’s definitely a change from the previous films, which divided their time mostly between Earth and Asgard. But that’s not the only difference we’ll see in the sequel, which borrows its title from the similarly-named comic — though fans should not assume that means we’ll be seeing an Asgardian apocalypse. Feige explains:
I don’t think people will read into that title alone [regarding] what the movie’s going to be. It’s going to be, perhaps, as totally different from the two prior Thor movies as Winter Soldier was from the first Captain America. We want to take it to new places, we’ve got new characters that will show how big we’re swinging on this. And we have a Hulk.
The first Thor was straightforward, high-fantasy-action, while The Dark World was, well, a bit darker and definitely stranger — not as quirky and weird as Guardians of the Galaxy, but definitely a step in a more interesting direction. Each Marvel film has its own personality and style, and with the hiring of What We Do in the Shadows director Taika Waititi, the next Thor movie seems more promising than ever. And that’s before we even get to Cate Blanchett’s potential role.
Thor: Ragnarok hits theaters November 3, 2017.
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