Let’s be brutally honest, neither of the Thor movies made so far have exactly been barn burners. While Iron Man 1 and 3 made their marks, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier was a near universally-acclaimed film, neither Thor nor Thor: The Dark World have caused fans to walk out of the theater saying that they needed more of the God of Thunder right there and then. So maybe what Thor really needs is to shake things up for part three, and while many would loath to say it, maybe if Odin-son went darker, it might get some more attention. As fate would have it, that’s just what they’re saying about the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok.
According to Devin Faraci of Birth.Movies.Death, and his sources, the script for Rgnarok by Christopher Yost is supposedly very dark with an “apocalyptic vibe,” which would make sense given that “Ragnarok” is the mythical end of the world in Norse mythology. Further, the hiring of Taika Waititi as director, a filmmaker known predominately for comedic works like Flight of the Conchords and Eagle Vs Shark, was done purposely “to bring a touch of lightness” to the movie.
This follows yesterday’s rumor that Thor (Chris Hemsworth) would seek out the help of fellow Avenger Bruce Banner/The Hulk (played by Mark Ruffalo) in Ragnarok and the two would go on “a cosmic road trip together, Hope and Crosby style.” In addition, one of the places the duo is rumored to end up is the realm of the Valkyries, where they will meet the heroine of the same name, and her arch-nemesis The Enchantress. Marvel Studios is said to be “looking to cast some great women in this movie.”
No disrespect to the Thor cast, but getting away from hijinks on Earth with Jane, Darcy and Dr. Selvig and bringing in more superheroes might be a smart move. Iron Man has War Machine in his movies after all, and Cap has Black Widow and Falcon (not to mention almost every other hero in the MCU so far in Civil War), so it’s just right that Thor gets a buddy, and since the Hulk looks under-serviced in Phase 3 then that’s a smart match. In other words, if this rumor is on the mark, make it so!
Thor: Ragnarok will be in theaters everywhere on November 3, 2017.
Source: Comic Book Movie