Captain America and Thor are the two most important members of ‘The Avengers’. But their character arcs have striking similarities. The Star-spangled Avenger ‘Steve Rogers’ aka Cap defeated Nazis in WW II and won the hearts and minds of millions of ordinary folks. He truly became the most admired patriot who is revered by masses. On the other hand, Thor also attained glory and was on his way to become the rightful King of Asgard.
In Winter Soldier, S.H.I.E.L.D was burned to the ground by H.Y.D.R.A and Cap somehow managed to save the remains of it, leaving him torn apart. It all came full circle for him in Civil War where he literally lost it all and became a fugitive. Similarly, Thor lost his throne and Asgard turned to ruin as Ragnarok happened.
Anthony Russo explained it in the digital edition, he said:
“One thing that we really responded to about Thor, where he’s left at the end of Ragnarok, is the destruction of Asgard. And we all have a history, obviously, with the Captain America character. I think there’s an interesting connection in that Cap was also a character who lost everything, and there’s something fascinating about exploring these people as you strip away who they are and their built-out identities, and find out what’s left.”
“I think we’re going through a very similar process with Thor in this movie, especially with this scene [the opening], where we’re sort of completing the experience that Ragnarok brought to Thor in the sense that we’re taking the rest of everything away from him – everything that remains,” Anthony Russo added. “He’s starting with nothing after that point, and trying to climb his way back. It’s a very underdog arc, a rousing arc, I think, the road that he follows. Very empathetic.”
Both Thor and Cap survived the Thanos’ snap and will be seen in the upcoming Avengers 4. Here’s what Russos said about the movie:
“I feel like with Avengers 4, because it was made before there was any response to Avengers 3, it’s really pure in that regard. The storytelling is very pure. It’s without any sort of external noise creeping in at,” Joe Russo told Deadline during SDCC 2018.
He added: “We’ve been in post-production on [Avengers 4] since the release of Infinity War and we’ve got some additional photography that we’re doing in a month or so.”
“You know, we’re very proud of it. I think ultimately Avengers 4 may be our best work for Marvel. I think we’ve grown with every movie that we’ve made there. We’ve grown with the characters. We’ve grown with the cast. As filmmakers we’re very happy and very excited with the movie.”
The ensemble cast is stunningly awesome as some of the biggest stars have been brought by Marvel including Josh Brolin (Thanos), Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Chris Pratt (Star Lord), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Sebastian Stan (Winter Soldier), Anthony Mackie (Falcon), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Bradley Cooper (Rocket Raccoon), Vin Diesel (Groot), Jeremy Reiner (Hawkeye), Benedict Cumberbatch (Dr. Strange), Benedict Wong (Wong), Tom Holland (Spiderman), Letitia Wright (Shuri), Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther), Paul Rudd (Ant-Man), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlett Witch), Karen Gillian (Nebula), Pom Klementieff (Mantis), Dave Bautista (Drax), Paul Bettany (Vision).
Avengers: Infinity War has become the highest grossing superhero movie ever with over $2 Billion at Box office worldwide, it’s available on digital platforms and soon it’s DVD/Blu Ray version will be available in stores on August 14, 2018.
The official movie synopsis reads:
“Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet — the evil Thanos. On a mission to collect all six Infinity Stones, Thanos plans to use the artifacts to inflict his twisted will on reality. The fate of the planet and existence itself has never been more uncertain as everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment”.
The brief synopsis of Avengers 4 reads:
“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.”