Thor: Ragnarok Looks To Embrace Source Material’s Fantastical Nature


If yet another logo change and the confirmed involvement of Doctor Strange weren’t enough to get you excited for Thor: Ragnarok (admit it, the latter did it more for you), leave it to Marvel Studios’ man of vision Kevin Feige to keep chatter going.

As entertaining as the first two Thor films were – and we have no doubt the third offering will be a hit – the Son of Odin has yet to break the billion dollar mark as other non-Avengers movies put forth by the studio have, namely Captain America: Civil War and Iron Man 3. And, mark my words, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will achieve that milestone as well.

Perhaps it’s due to the fact that the Thor film franchise has yet to fully embrace all that the source material has to offer and spends too much time on Earth. I know that when I pay for a ticket to see the latest cinematic exploits of the Asgardian warrior that I don’t want to see him visiting locales similar to that of Steve Rogers.

Thankfully, Feige recently confirmed in a conversation with Screen Rant that Ragnarok will spend less time on our planet, instead going a bit more fantastical and, dare I say, cosmic:

“I don’t know about branching off from this, but certainly inhabiting similar areas from this. A lot of our upcoming movies will. I mean the upcoming movies will be as much up here, as they are on Earth, starting with not Spider-Man, starting with Thor: Ragnarok. There are three scenes on Earth in Thor: Ragnarok. Everything else is Asgard, and not all of these worlds, but world that certainly, let’s put it this way, in Thor lingo, it’s beyond the nine realms. There are other planets that we spend a lot of time on in Thor: Ragnarok, that certainly people would say, ‘oh, that’s sort of like the Guardians world’, but they’re just other areas of the Marvel cosmos universe.”

Being a fan of animated films such as Hulk vs. Thor and Thor: Tales of Asgard, the prospect of seeing what’s described in live action does boost my confidence. Hopefully we’ll all let forth a hearty “huzzah!” when Thor: Ragnarok arrives in theaters on November 3.

Source: Screen Rant