When it was announced that the third Thor movie, which will be in a theater near you in the summer of 2017, was going to be subtitled Ragnarok, there were a lot of questions about the full meaning of the word in the context of the Thunder God’s next solo adventure. “Ragnarok” literally means “the final destiny of the gods,” which can be taken any number of ways, but that word “final” has some very specific implications. So we’re forced to wonder, is Ragnarok going to be a blood bath? Will it be, in effect, the final Thor solo adventure? We can’t answer that last question, but one of the co-writer’s is definitely pointing to an affirmative on that first question.
Christopher Yost, one of the co-writers of Thor: The Dark World, is now working on the script for Ragnarok and in a recent tweet he confirmed that in the next Thor movie, not everyone makes it out of Asgard alive.
Ragnarok is the end of all things. What are we supposed to do, let people live?!
— Christopher Yost (@yost) November 6, 2014
Hm. A little sarcastic for a man in the process of killing, potentially, some fan favorite characters.
That’s not exactly a spoiler, but it does sound like the gang at Marvel Studios is intent on putting the finale in the finale of the Thor trilogy. The presumption is that like Iron Man 3, both Ragnarok and Captain America: Civil War are being made with intention of them being the last movies in those series while leaving the door ajar for follow-up chapters if the stars align and everyone gets behind it (unlike Iron Man 4). It may not mean the end of Thor, but the story for Ragnarok could have tremendous consequence.
For instance, the comic book version of Ragnarok began with the death of Odin (played in the movies by Anthony Hopkins), and as fate would have it, the All Father is presumed dead at the end of The Dark World with Loki (Tom Hiddleston) taking his place in an Odin disguise. The rumor mill has churned further that with cameos by Hiddleston and Idris Elba, who plays Heimdall, in Avengers: Age of Ultron, pressing events will force Thor (played as usual by Chris Hemsworth) to return to Asgard in the end of that movie, and what could be more pressing than “the end of all things.”
As to this death issue, are we talking permanent death, or something else? In the comics, the end of Ragnarok forced all Asgardians into a state of hibernation, their souls trapped in the bodies of mortals, waiting to be revived and returned to Asgard once more, which in this case was a flying island over Oklahoma. The events forced Thor to skip the Civil War, which will also take place in the movies between Avengers movies, so might we be looking at a case of movies imitating comics? Possibly, but it’s worth noting that circumstances will force the movies not to copy the comics verbatim, so there is some wiggle room for story details. Regardless, in the case of Ragnarok, I think it’s safe to say that there will be blood…
Thor: Ragnarok is in theaters on July 28, 2017.
Source: Cinema Blend