Thor Ragnarok is about to hit big screens worldwide and the critics have already heaped massive praise on Taika Waititi direction style and the fun elements introduced in the movie. The first reactions from the audience are very positive and everything from visual effects to storytelling is just impeccable. The movie is sitting on 96% on Rotten Tomatoes at present.
Marvel Studios has just unveiled a yet another poster for the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok. This latest Dolby Cinema poster follows the same vibrant color scheme that has been used in the other posters of the movie.
As you can see, the poster features all the major characters from the movie with Thor and Hela in the background looking in the opposite directions and the rest heavy-weights below them. At the lower right corner of the poster, we can see the Asgard in red, hinting what would Hela bring to the party when she knocks at the door.
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”.
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”.
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 tomorrow.
Recently, the director of Thor: Ragnarok, Taika Waititi, revealed that if he were given a chance to direct a movie, he would like to do Black Widow comedy flick. Here’s what he said:
“In all honesty, I reckon I could probably bring something pretty unique to any of the franchises. So, I’d love to see Black Widow. I’d like to see Black Widow as something crazy and a bit funnier than we expect it to be. Because we know her story and it’s very sullen and very dark and her history is very dark. But! What’s the funny version of that? What’s the more entertaining version of that?”
There are two ways to look at these comments – Firstly, the idea of Black Widow solo movie is old and will get Marvel fans hugely excited. Secondly, the idea of a comedy seems out of place with Black Widow in it, one would imagine a Bourne Ultimatum kinda movie for her. But Taika is this master film-maker who got elements of comedy work extremely well in Ragnarok as well. He doubled down on his previous comments and said:
“I really go for the underdog. And I think there’s a way in with any of the characters. You just have to find it and find what honors what’s already there with the source material but also brings it into a more entertaining form for the audience.”
The actor Chris Evans a.k.a Captain America also came out openly in support of a movie based on Black Widow and believes it could be a great addition to the roster of movies. According to him, she has played a critical role in different Marvel films and deserves her own movie.
It will be really shocking if still, it doesn’t happen given the popularity of the character and a big missed opportunity for Marvel.