With the massive success of Wonder Woman, the demand for female superhero movies is increasing. Captain Marvel starring Brie Larson movie is in the works while it’s a pity that Marvel Studios have not yet greenlit the Black Widow solo movie. But Female Thor movie could kick-start another major franchise with female headlining the movie.
The Marvel President Kevin Feige is doing a press tour for Thor: Ragnarok and he were asked about the possibility of a female Thor movie. Although, he clarified that this is not something they are working on right now but he didn’t rule it out. Here’s what he said:
“We always look back to the comics to get those ideas … sometimes very specific storylines like Civil War, sometimes just nuggets or characters like Planet Hulk. So anything that’s happened in the comics, even a female Thor, become great potentials and the ideas from which future movies can be born.”
Since 2014, Marvel comics has brought female Thor into the fold and Jane Foster is donning the mantle. In the MCU, Jane Foster was played by Natalie Portman who starred in first two Thor movies but now is never coming back. The famous actress Tessa Thompson is playing ancient warrior Valkyrie in Ragnarok and she is definitely a remarkable candidate to take up the mantle of “female Thor” in the future MCU movies.
Moreover, during press tour Karl Urban (who is playing Skurge) also endorsed the idea of bringing “Female Thor” into the MCU. Infact, he feels it’s well overdue. It is not a radical idea at all as Marvel comics has already introduced female Thor in 2014. This is what he said in an interview:
“Fundamentally, the process is the same. But I have to say with Marvel, there’s a real sense of inclusion and collaboration and they certainly made me feel very, very welcome and like part of the family. And what I appreciated most about Marvel was how they foster the creativity and they hire people to do their jobs and let them do it and this movie is a direct result of that.”
Thor: Ragnarok is the upcoming Marvel movie which is just few weeks away from worldwide release. It is inspired from Jack Kirby’s Ragnarok comic wherein Asgard is burned to the ground and rebuilt from the ashes. The plot of Thor: Ragnarok revolves around Thor’s struggle to stop goddess of death from destroying his home planet. The critics have heaped massive praise on Taika Waititi direction style and the fun elements introduced in the movie. The first reactions are very positive and it is rated as 100% on Rotten Tomatoes.
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 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 3, 2017.