Thor: Ragnarok Paves The Way For Avengers: Infinity War


Even though we still have a couple of months to go until Thor: Ragnarok storms cinemas, the hype train is unquestionably going strong in the interim. Just last week, we saw a bevy of character posters surfaced, in addition to a few that some may say have stepped on the toes of the competition.

But even though we’re all very much excited, that doesn’t mean we’ve lost the capacity to see the big picture. As you surely know, the release of Avengers: Infinity War is also looming. Effectively serving as the culmination of everything Marvel Studios have been building since the release of the first Iron Man flick back in 2008, it’ll more than likely leave a lasting impression on moviegoers and also pave the way for whatever may lie beyond.

Being one of the last stops on the road to the next big team-up extravaganza, it’s understandable that True Believers will want to know just how Thor: Ragnarok fits into the grand scheme of things. Well, in addition to recently learning where it falls on the MCU timeline, we’re now being given a general idea of how the dominoes will begin to fall come this autumn.

Here’s what producer Brad Winderbaum had to offer Screen Rant in that regard:

“In Winter Soldier we broke down some of the real fundamental ideas about the MCU that you took for granted, specifically S.H.I.E.L.D.. I think that also in phase one, we established this cosmology that involved Asgard and Odin, and certain ideas of things that you just thought were eternal and could never change. And what this film does is it breaks them down in a very similar way [to how] Winter Soldier broke down S.H.I.E.L.D..

“Much like Winter Soldier took a lot of ideas off the playing field to make it harder on the Avengers in Ultron, [Ragnarok is] a similar thing. The whole cosmic world of the MCU was… you had Thanos, and you had Chitauri, and you have threats from above coming. But you also have Asgard, you also have these protective forces out there too… we make it much harder for those protections to come help our heroes as we enter [Avengers 3].”

The fact that Captain America: The Winter Soldier changed the status quo of the MCU was one of the many qualities that allow it to remain my favorite film from Marvel Studios to date, so if the Odinson’s third solo outing is able to attain the same amount of significance, that really does inspire a lot of confidence and gives us a lot to look forward to.

Thor: Ragnarok arrives in theaters on November 3.

Source: Screen Rant

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