Friday, October 31, 2014

Thor: Ragnarok Will End All Things on July 28, 2017

On July 28, 2017, Asgard, The Realm Eternal, will fall!

Among the huge slew of announcements at Marvel's media event Tuesday morning was that Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston would be returning for one more go around and this time, it would mean the end of Asgard.

The third solo Thor film will be subtitled Ragnarok, a reference to the cyclical apocalypse of Norse mythology, and will see Asgard, under the rule of Loki when last we saw it, destroyed, likely by Surtur, the fire demon and ruler of Muspelheim.

I'm very excited about this announcement as I've been talking about the possibilities of this film being about Ragnarok for well over a year. The idea of Surtur, a giant demon of fire, on screen and the incredible mythology behind the Norse idea of Ragnarok will make this a sci-fi/fantasy epic on par with Lord of the Rings.

Kevin Feige told the crowd on Tuesday, "This is a very important movie for us in Phase 3. We plan on taking Thor to another level. It picks up where we leave Thor in 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' and impacts everything that comes after." It's clear from the clip that Feige showed the crowd on Tuesday that Thor separates himself from the rest of the Avengers to pursue a lead. Just what that lead is hasn't been made clear, but Feige's comments  indicate that the Thunderer will be off-Earth following Avengers: Age of Ultron. It's been a hot rumor of late that NONE of the original Avengers will be in Avengers: Infinity War, Part 1 and the events of Ragnarok, would certainly explain the absence of the Odinson, who could perish alongside his fellow Asgardians and go to Hel, or, after coming into possession of the Odinforce, take a nice long nap.