When it comes to the Thor corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, fans seem to fall into one of two camps: you like the first movie and dislike the second, or the inverse of that. I’m firmly in former.
I love Thor. I think he’s one of the best characters in the MCU, and one of my favorite Avengers. It started with his first film, constructed as a semi-Shakespearean tragedy by director Kenneth Branagh, and I was hooked. Then The Dark World happened and I was… disappointed. It felt bland and forgettable, and had none of the things that made the first film great.
So with this third film, Thor: Ragnarok, I’m tentatively hopeful, especially when you add Cate Blanchett into the mix and sign on a director like Taika Waititi (I am more unsure about Hulk’s inclusion).
Now Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige is talking about the film, and his comments are only fueling my hope.
In speaking with Empire, he commented about how new this film will feel:
“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.”
Please let new characters include Valkyrie. And comparing it to The Winter Soldier is high praise in my book, as I stand by that being their best film yet.
Most importantly however:
“The film takes place within the cosmos primarily which is to say, frankly, very little Earth.”
I like Jane Foster a lot, and I definitely would not be opposed to her being along for the adventure, but the best part about Thor is that he’s a god, with a rich mythology and universe and the potential for a lot of cosmic fun. And that’s what I want to see.
Thor: Ragnarok, directed by Taika Waititi and starring Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Jaimie Alexander, and hopefully many other familiar faces, is set to hit theaters on November 3, 2017.
Where do you fall on the Thor spectrum? Are you looking forward to this third film?
Source: Screen Rant