Spoilers for RAGNAROK below! Don’t scroll unless you’re that kind of fan.
Humor has started to become a dirty word in the world of comic book movies. When you say ‘humor’ and a ‘lighter tone’, people think juvenile and tailored for low-brow film fans. While those words may apply to Thor: Ragnarok – officially out everywhere in the US so stay tuned for our review later today – it’s not all rosy for the God of Thunder’s third outing. Some real and heavy stuff goes down that leaves that pretty much turns the Thor franchise on its head. That first post-credits scene is one of them.
If you’re an informed movie goer, you know better than to ditch the theater as soon as the credits hit. A chunk of the general audience knows this by now but you gotta sit through the credits to get a taste of them future MCU nuggets. In Thor: Ragnarok, that nugget is a doozy. Asgard is completely wiped out at the end of the film, rendering the surviving Asgardians homeless. Echoing the journey of the biblical Noah and piloting his own spaceship, Thor begins his quest to find sanctuary for his people. But before they embark on this journey, they get intercepted by someone else’s sanctuary, in the form of an even bigger spacecraft.
Kevin Feige spoke to The Wrap and confirmed that the enormous ship looming over Thor’s is none other than Sanctuary II, Thanos’ personal spaceship. The appearance of Thanos’ ship at the end of the film has major implications for Avengers: Infinity War. For one thing, the Asgardians are absolutely screwed. People who’ve seen the leaked Avengers: Infinity War sizzle reel know that Thor eventually ends up floating in space, his ship and people nowhere in sight. The fate of the Asgardians are unknown but we can probably assume they don’t make it out scot-free. The leaked trailer also reveals that Loki has Tesseract by the end of Thor: Ragnarok and that Thanos intercepted their ship for that very reason. There’s also a shot of Thanos grabbing Thor by his head. Needless to say, it doesn’t end well for anyone who survived Thor: Ragnarok. The end of Asgard is one of the horrifying things to come.
Source: The Wrap