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.
If there is 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, your wait for that is over as 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 dick and focus will be on his backside.
Well, Chris Hemsworth and Mark Ruffalo have been on a press tour to promote the movie and they are selling this scene to various media outlets.
Recently, the Australian TV show “The Project” invited both of them for an interview to talk about Thor: Ragnarok and they happily agreed to be part of the show. There were a number of reporters who were making fun of Thor’s losing both his hammer and hair, it was all friendly and cheerful until the main reporter reveals the movie’s devastating secret.
The reporter said:
“Hela, as most fans know, is the Goddess of Death who destroys Thor’s hammer and attempts to take over Asgard. She also happens to be Thor’s Sister”.
Chris Hemsworth cringed and replied “That’s a no-no dude!” but he knows that cat is out of the bag now.
The bad part is that there were people watching the interview who are neither comic-book enthusiasts nor have read about Norse mythology now know the relationship between Thor and Hela.
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.