While Thor Ragnarok will hit theaters before the end in 2017, here are five things that you may need to know about Ragnarok that will give you some basis about where the film got its influence from:
Ragnarok is From Norse Mythology
As Marvel’s Thor is based on Norse mythology, Ragnarok also sees its basis from the Norse people. Ragnarok is the Vikings version of Armageddon, that terrible event that will end with everyone dying because the world would end. In this mythology, only the Norse Gods die. It is the foreshadowing of a great war that sees gods like Odin and Thor battle against Loki and the Frost Giants. After the Fimbulwinter aka the everlasting winter, Loki and co battle the Asgardians that ends with everyone dying and Fenris Wolf, son of Loki swallowing Odin whole.The fire demon Sutur then burns the Nine Realms, destroying the land that sinks into the sea.
It Happens Over And Over again
The Norse myth considers everything a circle, so after that much destruction, the children of Odin and Thor and other gods will take the place of their fathers and Earth will be repopulated with the help of two humans. The Marvel comics takes on this cycle, and Ragnarok is shown as a huge battle that goes on every few decades like a circle.
Thor Died In The Ragnarok Comic
In the comics, Thor sacrificed himself to break the cycle of Ragnarok. He discovered that Those Who Sit Above in Shadow had manipulated the event and had to put a stop to it. Thor also had to pluck out his own eyes and hang himself from the world tree to finally see the truth.
The Comic Caused Serious Consequences
After the even that was Ragnarok, the Avengers parted ways in the Avengers Disassembled storyline.The New avengers and The Young Avengers sprung from this series. It was also a catalyst which caused in part House Of M, Planet Hulk, and Dark Reign. Af Avengers: Infinity War is set to close Phase 3, the movie version of Ragnarok will surely play catalyst to what will happen in that Avengers movie.
Thor Was Cloned In The Comics
While Thor is making his sacrifice, Tony Stark, Hank Pym, and Reed Richards clone the Norse god, using strands of his hair. He named himself Ragnarok and was used to battle anti-mutant registration heroes in Civil war. He later became affiliated with the Dark Avengers.