Marvel is gearing up for a pretty big 2017. With Guardians of the Galaxy 2, ties to Spider-man: Homecoming, and Thor: Ragnarok the studio is looking to cash in.
Thor: Ragnarok needs to pick the franchise back up. Not that Dark World was a total flop, but it wasn’t the homer hit fans expected. With both Thor and Hulk being left out of Captain America: Civil War its no surprise the pair ended up in a movie together.
“Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok, the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization, at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela.”
Looking like something straight out of the 80s, Thor: Ragnarok might be a much needed change of direction for the character. The trailer looks to be a throwback to classic 80s nostalgia much like Guardians of the Galaxy was, and the Netflix hit Stranger Things. Luckily the trailer will be the only blast from the past we see.
Marvel needs the film to be on par with the rest of the Marvel universe to restore faith in the franchise. Out of all the properties, Thor has been the most disappointing. Fans love the character and how he’s portrayed on screen, but compared to monster success like Iron Man and Captain America, Thor has been left in the dark.
Coming from someone who enjoyed the first two Thor movies, I can’t wait for a third. Even the two comic book titles are my favorite from Marvel. However, something about the trailer reminded me the scene in Coneheads:
It would be an interesting take on the franchise if Thor slides into a more comedic role. The hardest part about getting this franchise off the ground has been the connection to the audience. So much of the MCU has been built on the lovable strength and humor of these characters. If Marvel wants to push Thor: Ragnorak as a comedy it will be their strongest move for the character yet. Too much of their time has been spent building the warrior and not enough building the hero.
Thor: Ragnarok is set to release November 3, 2017!