It’s no secret that Thor’s had a bit of a tough time in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. His first two films failed to excite audiences and are often considered to be amongst the weakest efforts that the studio’s produced. At least, as far as the MCU goes. But then Thor: Ragnarok came along and all of the sudden, the God of Thunder is all that anyone can talk about, with his upcoming threequel shaping up to be one of the most exciting releases of the year.
After two thrilling trailers, the most recent of which dropped last weekend at San Diego Comic-Con, it seems like everyone’s fully on board now with the Taika Waititi-directed blockbuster, and given its wacky tone, boatload of humor and what looks to be a roller coaster ride of an adventure, we have every reason to believe that Ragnarok will be the film that brings redemption to the hero and washes the poor taste left by Thor and Thor: The Dark World from our mouths.
With its November 3rd release date quickly approaching, Marvel is starting to ramp up the marketing machine and while we don’t have anything in the way of official promo material to share with you today, we do have a rather awesome behind the scenes photo that comes to us courtesy of Waititi’s Instagram. Seen below, it depicts the director alongside Chris Hemsworth and Anthony Hopkins, who’s back on board to reprise the role of Odin.
Unfortunately, there’s nothing particularly significant about this pic, but given that Hopkins has been kept out of most of the marketing, it’s nice to get a look at him on set. Especially since rumor has it that he may be done with the franchise after this film, as speculation points to him meeting his maker. Whether that’s true or not remains to be seen, but we’re definitely excited for him to show up in the threequel, no matter how small or large a role he may have.
On November 3rd, Thor: Ragnarok will push Chris Hemsworth’s Norse god to the absolute brink, shattering Mjolnir into a million pieces in the process. Waititi is behind the lens for this one, as mentioned above, and he’s continually impressed moviegoers through the likes of What We Do in the Shadows and the really rather excellent Hunt For the Wilderpeople. As such, we’re curious to see what he’s done here.