For the past 9 months or so, the box-office collections are a mixed bag at best as there hasn’t been any movie which proved to be a smashing blockbuster. The first Thor movie opened to good box-office numbers, generated some interest in the character but then in 2013 Thor: The Dark World was quite disappointing. Most of the Marvel fans had written off Thor as a weak link of the MCU. But Ragnarok is bent on turning the tide and changing the perception of the fans.
The Marvel Studios has released a new teaser of the movie and it seems that we will see for the first time “The Revengers”, a team put together by Simon Williams after being disillusioned by the Avengers due to their major failings. She felt that Avengers had to be stopped and the new team has to be assembled to do the job.
Wonder Man is one of the top Avengers in the comic book world, but not active currently. At one point, he was disillusioned by the way the Avengers were causing more harm than doing good, pointing towards some problems like the Civil War, the Scarlet Witch’s insanity, Ultron, the Sentry and the Void. After confronting the team again, he decided to form a different team of lesser-known heroes and super villains, The Revengers. The first version of the team was formed to fight A-Next.
Disappointed by the Avengers’ feats, he called upon a former member of Masters of Evil and the Thunderbolts – Atlas, Goliath, Virtue, Captain Ultra, Demolition Man, Anit-Venom and persuaded them to fight gainsays Avengers. Wonder Man planned to target on some of their bases and properties. And the team gets ready to bring the so-called destruction to an end.
With their first plan in motion, Revengers headed towards the Avengers Mansion and also targeted New Avengers. But they didn’t attack it until Danielle Cage, daughter of Luke Cage and Jessica Jones came out it. And that’s when Revengers took no time to attack the mansion. As Avengers arrived the mansion in Quinjet, they are astonished to see their member taken down. As they asset then, they got to know that Atlas is destroying the Avengers Tower. As they reach the site, they find it empty with a minimal damage. Wonder Man’s motive to attack the tower was to call the Avengers for a conference.
As Avengers reach the conference, Wonder Man is seen standing in front of the New York Library where he threatens the Avengers and criticizes them for their operations. At the end, Avengers give them a choice to surrender or fight and that’s when Thor teleports them to a Citi Field, where they take down the Revengers.
Only time will tell as to how Thor: Ragnarok intends to use Revengers but this is very exciting nonetheless that they are going in this direction.
Thor Ragnarok is the upcoming Marvel movie which will directly lead into the Avengers Infinity War. It is inspired by Jack Kirby’s Ragnarok comic wherein Asgard is burned to the ground and rebuilt from the ashes. The God of Thunder will confront an empowered Loki who has gained absolute control of Asgard while he was busy fighting Ultron and the evil forces of Hela who command legions of the dead. He must defeat them to pave the way for a rebirth of Asgardian society. One fan aptly described the movie as “The way Winter Soldier was for Captain America, Ragnarok is for Thor.”
Here’s the official synopsis of the movie:
“Imprisoned on the other side of the universe, the mighty Thor finds himself in a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against the Hulk, his former ally and fellow Avenger. Thor’s quest for survival leads him in a race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home world and the Asgardian civilization”.
The main cast includes Chris Hemsworth (Thor, God of Thunder), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Anthony Hopkins (Odin) and Idris Elba (Heimdall) who are set to reprise their roles. The ensemble cast includes 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 is sometimes called as “Inter-galactic Cosmic Pleasure-seeker”, 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 will be more action packed and it will also be the shortest ever Marvel movie. In continuing with the traditions of Thor movies, Kenneth Branagh’s Thor was 114 minutes, Alan Taylor’s Thor: The Dark World was 112 minutes long but Thor Ragnarok will just have 100 minutes runtime. Taika Waititi said to Collider:
“The cut right now, I reckon it’s about 100 minutes. It’s not gonna be a very, very long film. I think that stories are better when you leave them wanting more, and this film moves at a clip, it’s got stuff happening all the time. I think people are still gonna feel exhausted by the end; they’ve been on this big journey and stuff, so I don’t think we need the film to be three hours”.
From the look and feel of it, it seems there are all the ingredients present in the movie to become a huge blockbuster. The movie will hit theatres on November 13, 2017.
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