Avengers 4 is going to be the culmination of the MCU and it will also lead us to the exit of the 3 big guns of the MCU who have led it from the front for the past 11 years! It has been outed that Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth& Chris Evans have finished their contracts with Marvel and at least 2 of them are on their way out. Evans and Downey have confirmed that they won’t be returning but Hemsworth will surely be looking for a renewed contract as he has hinted in the past interviews.
It is obviously not confirmed whether Hemsworth will return to the MCU post-Avengers 4, but with the new found love for Thor, Marvel should consider keeping him within the MCU longer than the other two big names.
Tony Stark and Steve Rogers have been amongst the contenders that could die in Avengers 4, but because of the recent increase in the popularity of Thor, people are not considering the fact that he could also be the one to bite the dust!
Marvel may actually do the unexpected by killing Thor as well. A new theory given by a Redditor named Danishroyalty claims that Ragnarok is not over yet, and it will only end once Thor dies. For Ragnarok to be fully completed, it is really important for Thor to go down. Here’s the evidence that the theorist presents:
“So in Norse mythology Ragnarok is the “judgement of the gods” that results in the death of all the gods, save two (Adam and Eve influence?). One of the major deaths in the story is Thor. His death is central to Ragnarok, just like Odin’s.
In the movie Thor: Ragnarok, Asgard is destroyed, completing the prophecy. But according to the movie “Asgard isnt a place, it’s a people”. So Asgard still lives, including Thor. Therefore, I think Ragnarok isnt over when Infinity War starts and that Thanos is completing the rest of the prophecy (unknowingly). “Dread it, run from it, destiny arrives all the same.” He kills Loki, and most of the other Asgardians. The only one we know with absolute certainty survived is Thor. But for Ragnarok to be complete, Thor needs to die.”
The interpretation till now does seem spot on, and the Redditor could have a valid point here. His theory continues:
“Ragnarok is not a one time event. In the mythology, it’s a cycle of death and rebirth, representing the cold winter and fertile spring. It has already happened, and will happen again. The gods die in a huge culling and are later reborn to start the cycle anew. I think Avengers 4 will see the completion of Ragnarok with Thor dying and/or going to Valhalla/Hel and resurrecting his people. Thus Ragnarok will be complete and Asgard will be “reborn.” This will allow them a whole new set of stories to tell for Thor and the Asgardians. And since its reincarnation/rebirth they can recast people or leave people dead. It allows for a completely fresh start to the franchise, which is literally what Ragnarok is.
TLDR: Ragnarok is still happening in the MCU and it only ends when Thor dies.”
With Hela rumored to return, and Thor’s future being uncertain, there is a major possibility that along with Captain America and Iron Man, Thor will also meet his demise. The MCU could continue with a new version of Thor, just like they may be taking the mantle of Captain America forward.
But with the boost in the fandom of Thor and Hemsworth being available for future appearances, would Marvel not want to keep him on for the future Phases as well?
We know that the MCU is going to be totally different and take a new shape post-Avengers 4, but at least one of the three leaders of the MCU should continue within the Universe. We will only find out what will happen in Avengers 4 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.”
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