Until yesterday, if there was one thing that Marvel has never tried nor it is known for it is steamy scenes in the movies. Although there have been intimate moments between superhero couples there has never been a full-throttle nude scene. Well, the wait is over as Thor Ragnarok will feature full-fledged nudity but it’s for laughs instead of arousing your little Johnny. There is a shower scene that features Hulk shredding his towel in front of Thor but since it is a PG-13 movie, there won’t be a full display of his junk and focus will be on his backside.
But how about a major character who is openly bisexual in the MCU? Not possible? Well, Tessa Thompson who is playing Valkyrie confirmed that her character is indeed bi-sexual. She tweeted:
“She’s bi. And yes, she cares very little about what men think of her. What a joy to play!”
It is not a big surprise as Valkyrie is bi-sexual in comics as well. The movie is just embracing her true identity and is more explicit in its approach. She is pushing for an all-female MCU team-up movie and is also rumored to be part of two Avenger Infinity War movies. She is playing an important role and could also take up the mantle of “Female Thor” in the future Marvel movies.
Chris Hemsworth had an interview with Screen Rant where he revealed that he is totally smitten by Tessa Thompson’s character Valkyrie in a very different way as compared to Jane. Here’s what he had to say:
“It’s like Thor’s meeting his hero! And he’s absolutely smitten by her and because of her history, and being a Valkyrie and all of that. But she’s also this beautiful woman so he’s kind of caught off guard. And she can, you know, she could beat the s*** out of him if she wanted. So I think he hasn’t come up against that very often. It certainly wasn’t the case with Jane. There was a whole different affection and love there. So that was another, you know, ‘How can we make that different from the previous one?'”
Thor Ragnarok is the upcoming Marvel movie inspired from Jack Kirby’s Ragnarok comic wherein Asgard is burned to the ground and rebuilt from the ashes. The plot 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 from the audiences are very positive and everything from visual effects to storytelling is just impeccable. The movie is sitting on 100% on Rotten Tomatoes at present.
Apart from the usual cast including Chris Hemsworth (Thor, God of Thunder), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Anthony Hopkins (Odin) and Idris Elba (Heimdall), the movie also features 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.
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”.
The movie will hit theatres on November 3, 2017.