The Marvel studio has been busy shooting for Thor Ragnarok with the usual suspects such as Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Anthony Hopkins (Odin) and the ensemble cast including big names such as two-time Oscar award winner Cate Blanchett (Queen Elizabeth, Blue Jasmine, Carol etc) as the powerful new villain Hela (leader of Doomeo i.e Asgardian Hell); Jeff Goldblum (Independence Day, Jurassic Park) as the eccentric grandmaster who is an elder of the universe, he possessed the mind-gem until Thanos took it away from him; Tessa Thomson (Creed, Selma) as the classic hero Valkyrie who may play Thor’s love interest; Karl Urban (Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, Star Trek trilogy) as Skurge who is a powerful warrior and Mark Ruffalo (Avengers, Foxcatcher, Spotlight) as Bruce Banner/ Hulk.
The movie is inspired by Jack Kirby’s Ragnarok comic wherein Asgard is burned to the ground and rebuilt from the ashes. He will confront an empowered Loki and Hela and has to prove he is worthy of Odin’s powers to defeat them to pave the way for the rebirth of Asgardian society.
There have been many leaks from the Thor sets, we learned that Taika Waititi will have a cameo in the film and the movie will explore the universe beyond nine realms. In the new cache of images, one can see a massive amount of Star Wars influence in the way aliens look, another image shows Thor and Hulk fighting with him wearing his gladiator armor. Finally, one of the monstrous Marvel villains has been confirmed, it’s Surtur (a giant fiery monster who can do trans-dimensional teleportation, magic, and molecular manipulation).
The director of the movie Taika Waititi told Comicbook that it will be a huge spectacle packed with insane action that has never been seen before in the MCU.
He said, “I want to take people on an adventure that keeps people laughing along the way, but also has the spectacle.”
He added, “It’s going to have some of the wildest, craziest, most amazing action you’ve ever seen in the MCU.”
But he also said there will be plenty of humor in Thor Ragnarok, unlike previous two movies which have a serious tone. CHEERS!