Avengers: Infinity War was a movie full of characters, and still among so many characters converging their own Story arcs into one common plot, Thor’s arc was as big as Thanos. Thanos and Thor actually got to share the most amount of Screen Time and this was a story largely about them. Ultimately, Thanos thrilled us all, ending up outsmarting Thor and taking down every other Avenger, but still, Thor got some big moments to shine.
He was on a quest to refigure himself yet again. This Quest largely began from Ragnarok, and by the end of the movie, we all thought that everything has been totally figured out with the God of Thunder, but there was much more to it, and Infinity War proved that. Thanos took down Thor and killed half the Asgardians left on the ship. He took down Loki and Heimdall, leaving no family left whatsoever for Thor in this world.
New details have come into light stating that Thor could actually have met one of his family members in Avengers: Infinity War. As we saw in the movie, that after being taken down by Thanos, he went on a new quest to forge a Thanos killing weapon at Nidavellir. Well, there was an alternate storyline that no one knew of until now, and it took Thor on a totally different quest altogether.
Joe Russo recently revealed that Infinity War almost had Thor communicating with his deceased grandfather, Bor (Who previously appeared during flashback scenes in the Dark World) in the earlier versions of the script. He said:
“We explored a lot of different ideas of where Thor could go for that weapon. We even had versions of the story at one time where he was going to visit this sort of ghost of his dead grandfather – which was one version we were playing with that we didn’t end up using. I am happy where we had settled.”
Well, it is better that they chose the whole Nidavellir arc even though it did stretch the movie a little longer, but we did get the epic entrance of Thor Rocket and Groot in Wakanda, and the Stormbreaker is honestly even better than the good ol’ Mjolnir. Here’s what Joe Russo said about Thor’s journey that actually happened in the film:
“[Thor] really goes on kind of a like a classic hero’s’ journey. We wanted to create the feeling in the film that Thor was actually going to save the day. So, him going to get this weapon that could kill Thanos was a critical part of the story and we had to give a lot of screen time and a lot of strong dramatic interest because we really wanted people invested in that – so that they would be coming into the climax of the film with that feeling.”
Him entering in Wakanda using the Bifrost did pose the question that how exactly did Thor know where the whole battle was going on. After all he was trillions of Miles away from everything, somewhere deep in space. The Russos gave us an idea about that as he knew the fact that Vision has an Infinity Stone and he figured that Thanos must have gone for that. The official The Avengers account tweeted:
“Thor knows Thanos is going after the Stones, and he knows that there are Stones on Earth, so that’s what leads him to Wakanda. – Russo Brothers #InfinityWar #VuduViewingParty.”
Still, he must not have known the exact location, especially because of the fact that Wakanda has always been a secret. So the perfect explanation to that must be the fact that you may not even need specifics for using the Bifrost, you probably just have to imagine a sort of real situation with some real people involved, and Thor may have thought of the Avengers battling Thanos, which led him to Wakanda.
Now, the original Avengers are going to take on Thanos, and they are going to give everything into it! Thanos is screwed! Avengers 4 hits the theatres on May 3, 2019, and here’s the official Synopsis:
“A culmination of 22 interconnected films, the fourth installment of the Avengers saga will draw audiences to witness the turning point of this epic journey. Our beloved heroes will truly understand how fragile this reality is and the sacrifices that must be made to uphold it.”