Thor: Ragnarok should be considered amongst the best MCU movies just because of the fact that it literally did so much! Not only did Taika Waititi’s amazing comedic take at the character work for the film, but amidst all that laughter, the movie solved a whole lot of MCU queries that people had while watching the previous movies. Thor is supposed to be amongst the top guns of the MCU and this film made sure that he actually is (which the previous 2 solo films did not!). So, it is a no-brainer that this was the best solo Thor film and we need some more of this before the God of Thunder retires.
Taika Waititi stripped away everything that did not work in the previous films. He switched the useless Warriors 3 with 3 most amazing characters, the Incredible Hulk, Valkyrie, and the lovable Korg. Instead of dragging the plot of Thor being hung up on Jane Foster for no reason at all, this movie dumped her for good. Two movies and we did not fall in love with Asgard, so the Golden city was reduced to ash! Also, the MCU did not really use Odin as well as they could, so this film gave him an honorable exit.
Other than that, the film solved the queries of where Hulk went after Age of Ultron. Along with that, it even explained the second Infinity Gauntlet of MCU with had teased the fans for so many years! People came up with so many theories trying to explain how the Gauntlet ended up over there. But the film just rendered them all worthless, as Hela came in and revealed that the thing was a “Fake” and merely kept there as an Easter Egg. Marvel’s Thug Life is the real deal!
While we know that the purpose of that Gauntlet is over. It has been destroyed with the entire planet, but a Redditor named cgcs20 has come up with his own Theory which actually gives a history to the Gauntlet. He claims that the Gauntlet was not actually fake, it worked just fine but Hela calls it Fake for a specific reason. Here’s what he wrote:
“I think I figured out why Odin had a fake gauntlet in his vault. When Thor approached Eitri to create Stormbreaker, the concept of the weapon already existed. I think it’s possible that when Thanos approached him to make the gauntlet, the concept for it already existed too, as someone else had asked him for one before: Odin. Odin wanted to harness the power of the stones and had a replica made to see what the finished product would look like, but upon becoming more peaceful he decided against using it, much to Hela’s disappointment. He put the replica in his vault as a way to remind himself not to get too carried away with his power. This would explain why Hela knows it’s a fake, and announces it so proudly and dismissively.”
So yeah, this theory could work as it does explain whatever queries we may have in our brains about the reasoning of that Gauntlet being just a mere reference material for the viewers. The possibility of a future solo Thor film is sort of unlikely at the moment as Chris Hemsworth’s contract with Marvel will be exhausted after Avengers 4. But he is willing to continue and if Marvel will want to continue Thor’s storyline, then there is nothing that could stop him from getting a renewed contact.
Let’s just hope that there is at least one more Thor movie that Taika Waititi could direct because he did a remarkable job. For now, let’s just focus on the upcoming big finale of MCU. Thor will appear in Avengers 4 presumably for the final time.
The film comes out on May 3, 2019. 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.”