We are just under the two year mark until we see Chris Hemsworth return as the Norse god of Thunder in Thor: Ragnarok. Last we saw of him, he was leaving Earth to find answers about the Infinity Gauntlet and Infinity Stones that have been popping up recently.
The Thor franchise has always been based on fantastical space adventures that take place primarily. . . on Earth. Not exactly an epic space adventure that it could be. Thankfully, Feige just stated that Thor: Ragnarok will feature “very little Earth”.
The combination of a space adventure and a buddy film with the Hulk directed by a comedy guy like Taika Waititi, already make this sound like the most unique Thor film to date. The possible addition of Cate Blanchett would only further get people excited, especially if she was the first lead female villain in the MCU.
All of this information brings us to a recent interview that Hemsworth did with Toronto Sun (via CBM). In the interview, he believes that, just like with any franchise, the best way to keep people interested is by changing things up.
The danger is when you have a long line of films — as with Thor — you do think you have all the answers and, if you think you know how to do it, you sort of sleepwalk through it,” he said. “That would become sort of boring. So you’ve got to keep looking at different ways to advance it and do things that are unexpected, and keep looking deeper within the story.
The combination of Hulk, female villain, and cosmic adventure will definitely bring new elements to the Thor franchise. Although he had not read the script at this point, and with Stephany Folsom recently joining as a writer, it is still a work in progress. However, there is certainly the understanding between the writers, director, cast, and Marvel that this needs to be great.
There certainly has been a huge discussion and there is definitely a goal to do something unexpected in the third one and really mix it up. Everyone seems to be on the same page! There is so much exposure on that character and you just don’t want him to be predictable … but I think we want to get back to more of a sense of adventure and fun in the third Thor.
As we near the June production start for Thor: Ragnarok, we will start to get a better understanding at what the story will be, who will be in it, and what we can expect.
Thor: Ragnarok is scheduled to hit theaters November 3, 2017.
Source: Toronto Sun