THOR 3 To Be About Ragnarok?

THOR 3 To Be About Ragnarok?

Sources for Drew McWeeny of Hit Fix, have told him that the next Marvel Studios Thor solo-film will tell the incredibly popular Ragnarok storyline. Hit the jump to voice your opinion.

Yesterday, Marvel Studios announced that Craig Kyle, executive producer of Marvel's Thor and Thor: The Dark World, will be collaborating with Christopher Yost to write the screenplay for the next installment of Thor. What will Thor 3 be about? Well, as pointed out by our own, DCMarvelFreshman, Craig Kyle had strongly hinted in the past that he'd like to explore the Ragnarok storyline from the Thor comic books. Drew McWeeny of Hit Fix believes his sources know what Thor 3 will be about.
"More importantly, if my sources are correct, the end of "Age Of Ultron" sets up a difficult situation for Thor as Midgard and Asgard find themselves looking at a possible war. Could we be looking at the beginning of Ragnarok, brought on by Loki in the guise of Odin? Could the third film find Thor having to fight against the realm that he's spent so much time defending?" Drew McWeeny of Hit Fix

Alright, so what's this Ragnarok story arc that you speak of? First you have to understand what Ragnarok, aka “The Doom of the Gods” is. Simply put, it's the end of the world, according to Norse mythology. In the Marvel universe, Ragnarok is an apocalyptic-battle that the Realm of Asgard has experienced over and over and over again. See, Ragnarok is a cycle of death and rebirth. The Asgardian Gods are slaughtered and then are revived with no knowledge of what took place. Why is this taking place? Well, there are these celestial beings that are the gods of gods, called Those Who Sit Above In Shadow. These beings live off of the Asgardians death and rebirth. They need this cycle to continue in order to survive. When Thor is made aware of this cycle he is furious, as it robs his people of their glory and memory. Their life is meaningless. From that point on, Thor vows to restore his people's glory by ending the cycle. This will require Thor to form an unlikely alliance with his arch-nemesis Surtur. To read all of the details, click here. That article will explain it better than I ever could.
Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World” continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel’s “Thor” and “Marvel’s The Avengers,” Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos…but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.

THOR: THE DARK WORLD was directed by Alan Taylor and starred: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Natalie Portman, Rene Russo, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Zachary Levi, Jaimie Alexander, Ray Stevenson, Kat Dennings, Christopher Eccleston, and Idris Elba.
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Jollem - 1/29/2014, 11:48 PM
i think after iron man 2 & 3 and thor 2, marvel studios may have lost any good will they have left
shadow1460 - 1/29/2014, 11:51 PM
I agree they're starting to fall in the sucky territory. if only they just focus on depth instead of comedy.
Jollem - 1/29/2014, 11:56 PM
*i may or may not have been serious. more "i can also spout wild, unfounded proclamations like a religious fanatic or a nutbar on a soapbox holding up signs and all that"
Kurne - 1/29/2014, 11:57 PM

Like WB?
Kurne - 1/29/2014, 11:58 PM
By 2018, Marvel will have completed 4 trilogies.

"Yeah, 4 comedy trilogies LOL"
3DWitchHunt - 1/30/2014, 12:00 AM
Man, I wish Thor 2 had been better than it ultimately turned out. Much potential, meh results. Maybe third times the charm?
Jollem - 1/30/2014, 12:00 AM
@Kurne - correct. that is actually what i was implying. your ability to read between the lines is amazing
Kurne - 1/30/2014, 12:03 AM

Actually I took those words out of @1to10's mouth :/
TayDee - 1/30/2014, 12:04 AM
Cap 2 looks awesome

GOTG will automatically be awesome

Avengers 2 is destined to be awesome

You people above can act like that Marvels near future isn't bright.
Jollem - 1/30/2014, 12:06 AM
i was responding to what you typed at me :/
sKeemAn - 1/30/2014, 12:08 AM
I love the stories of Asgard on screen. I can't wait for more. Thor v Surtur should be an awesome fight scene.
marvelstudios - 1/30/2014, 12:08 AM
What's Ragnarok?

I know of the Thor clone called Ragnarok, but that's about it.
Kurne - 1/30/2014, 12:08 AM
"LMFAO so you deluded disney darlings hate changed sentinel look


love old man Pym and comedy Scott Lang


you're all disney sluts"
Kurne - 1/30/2014, 12:10 AM
The Dark World was a movie Feige wanted out of the way... We heard nothing about the film until October or something. It was a bottle-movie (or whatever you call it :P).
Kurne - 1/30/2014, 12:10 AM
Filler movie
DarthMauve - 1/30/2014, 12:23 AM
Are you guys premenstrual or something?

Whiny little brats.

TheAstoundingMan - 1/30/2014, 12:29 AM
The way Thor 2 came together gave me the impression that they had more than the usual level of difficulty in the editing room.

The humour wasn't too great of an issue for me. If they had devoted more time to the actual villain of the piece, and made Thor's arc a little more gripping, then I would have forgiven a goddamn fart joke if there had been one (not really though).
Kurne - 1/30/2014, 12:32 AM

Yup - Iron Man, Cap, Thor and... Avengers (Avengers 3 - 2018???)?
EdgyOutsider - 1/30/2014, 12:34 AM
Thor was a great way to introduce the character and was a great film. Thor: The Dark World was as good, would've been better if Malekith would have been a more interesting villain. Great, fun two films. Thor 3 should be a war movie, Surtur as the main villain with Loki's story wrapped up (Thanos killing him at the end of the movie, leading into Avengers 3 cause let's face it, Thanos wouldn't forget Loki failing him). I think it would be a great way to end his trilogy. A lot of people rag on the humor but, especially the darker tone of the second one, humor is a great way to balance the seriousness. Haters hate, this is my opinion.
TheAstoundingMan - 1/30/2014, 12:35 AM

Good point. Even if Winter Soldier and GOTG end with cliff hangers, Thor's story is really the only one that can't effectively be addressed outside of a standalone sequel. Hopefully Loki's plan is revealed sooner rather than later.
giannis - 1/30/2014, 12:40 AM
Thor was mediocre and Thor: The Dark World okay. So, the third movie has the potential to be the first good movie about the god of thunder.
Geotheleo - 1/30/2014, 1:09 AM
Imagine.. After credits you see loki being throw around like a ragdoll...
Thanos: you failed me
Loki:I... I... I..
Thanos:silence fool!

*thanos crushes loki's head under his foot

MsDarkPhoenix - 1/30/2014, 1:12 AM
After the announcement of Thor 3 and Cap 3, all my hopes for a Hulk movie in Phase 3 are gone... Now we'll probably get Thor, Cap, Strange, Panther and maybe Inhumans. Damn it Marvel, I really wanted a Hulk movie with Ruffalo!!
Jollem - 1/30/2014, 1:23 AM
i was disappointed that they didn't seem to get thor right like they did with cap. even though thor 1 and 2 were flawed movies i'd still watch the third one
TelaVizion - 1/30/2014, 1:24 AM
And that's how you finish his solo movies. Tony "retired", and you have Thor deal with the end of times. Best way to finish Cap's solo is to either kill him off (and maybe do the whole Bucky/Cap - without a new Cap franchise), or have him "retire" and take over SHIELD).
TelaVizion - 1/30/2014, 1:28 AM
For alll of you that thought Thor was "eh", you just gotta watch it again. I felt the same way at first (it was still better than Cap 1), but when I went to the Thor 2 marathon and seeing it again, there was nothing wrong with it. Thor was actually done pretty well.

Marvel is doing a great job with telling these stories. Just look how great the Iron Man quadrilogy was done. Having him "retire" was the perfect way of ending his solo franchise.
EdgyOutsider - 1/30/2014, 1:36 AM
@televizion: Cap is my favorite solo movie so far. I think like Thor 3, Cap 3 should be a war movie. Have Cap retire at the end and when Thanos arrives in Avengers 3, Cap suits up and takes leadership on last time in a final battle.
MsDarkPhoenix - 1/30/2014, 3:24 AM
I've seen CA: TFA 3 times and I liked it every time. I've seen Thor 4 times, the first I found it ok, after the second it was boring (idk, must be the lame final battle). TDW could have been much better (less Darcy, more character development for Malekith) and TWS looks great so far in the trailers.
NitPicker - 1/30/2014, 3:32 AM
Marvel shouldn't limit themselves by stopping at 3. They could go beyond trilogies with these characters.

Having said that, Thor 3 shouldn't be Ragnarok. We hardly got to see Asgard and the Asgardians and people want things to be destroyed already. Not cool.
ThanToast - 1/30/2014, 3:32 AM
Complain that Marvel has made successful films that happen to have comedy in them. Meanwhile, DC is still having trouble getting out of the gate, and continues to stumble over TELEVISION shows involving their biggest characters. AoS, Joss threw a bone to Disney. They made money and capitalized of the Avengers being so well received. There's nothing more to that. The only good DC has done for it's Cinematic universe is Man of Steel.
supernaturalknight98 - 1/30/2014, 3:34 AM
Ragnarök means the end of the cosmos in Norse mythology so gods are probably going to die in the movie...i hope
MightyZeus - 1/30/2014, 3:37 AM
Ragnarok being the main focus of Thor 3 sounds like it'll be awesome. I'll be looking forward to it if it is the main focus of the film. I'm thinking the third Thor film should be some what epic and should stray away from Earth and have Earth featured for only 10 % of the film. I know it'll be expensive but Marvel Studios films recently have not being failing at the box office.

Hire the person that directed and filmed the opening battle sequence of Thor: The Dark World.
SuperSomething616 - 1/30/2014, 3:40 AM
"Could the third film find Thor having to fight against the realm that he's spent so much time defending?"

Bollocks don't agree with this sentence...Thor would easily side with Midgard over Asgard...even against his Father if necessary!!! (which obviously he won't have to as we know its Loki...)

Also in Norse Mythology Ragnarok is not the 'end of the world' its the end of the Norse Gods, the eternal Winter...doesn't mean the end of Midgard...

Not quite sure how they would setup Asgard attacking Earth...although would make for an interesting story...would love if they involve Sutur considering we got a glimpse of Muspelheim in Thor 2!!!
TheGreenNinja - 1/30/2014, 3:45 AM
I'm down for any and all Marvel Films and Shows.
mgeoff88 - 1/30/2014, 3:45 AM
Bring in Enchantress and Executioner, and my ass will be happy.
ThanToast - 1/30/2014, 3:46 AM
Thor 2 was fantastic. A nice follow up. Thor 3 should raise the stakes. Ragnarok would be perfect. It's another story line that could be Asgard exclusive, i.e. "WHY DON'T THE AVENGERS SHOW UP?"
If it happens, I could see them changing it up so that Ragnarok is more of a straight up end of the world for Asgard, incited and carried out by Surtur. Maybe by now Loki has brought in Enchantress and Executioner to help conceal his identity and enforce his will on the kingdom. Surtur strikes, and Loki reveals himself to Thor, knowing he's not strong enough to protect his kingdom.
GenreFan - 1/30/2014, 4:00 AM
To the first posters of this thread, I completely albeit respectfully, disagree. This sounds amazing and makes perfect sense. In the Avengers Thor stated that Earth's meddling with the Tessaract alerted to the other realms that Midgard was ready and prepared for "a higher state of war". Thor is the mightiest of the Asgardians gods and he had trouble with a creature born of Midgard, the Hulk (who also absolutely manhandled Loki with ONE HAND).

Jane Foster has been to Asgard. Odin at one point told Thor, essentially that Jane was not worth his time. His son looked past that only to have Frigga die defending her Jane.

Loki is "crazier than a bag of cats" but still loved his mother. His twisted mind may actually blame Frigga's death on Jane and wish not only to subjugate humanity but destroy them this time. He sits as Odin now according to the end of Thor 2 and has the power to strike at Midgard in revenge.

Sounds like a perfect set up to me for a confrontation between Midgard and Asgard and if that is happening against the backdrop of Ragnarok, Thor would most definitely have his hands full for an incredible THOR: RAGNAROK storyline.
ChillBill66 - 1/30/2014, 4:06 AM
I quit caring about most comments simply because you can't please every nerd with a negative opinion. Bottom line, if you don't like it don't [frick]ing watch it. As for me, I've loved everything Marvel has done. Good, Bad or Indifferent.

These people are basically fans (just like you and me) in the position to bring some of our shared favorites to the big screen. When I watch a Marvel movie I see care, quality, comedy and masterful story telling. Even if they tweak some details, its still the same characters we all loved.

We can't say the same for our friends over at WB & Fox. But I have faith that in time they'll get it right.

S/n Beta Ray Bill, Ragnarok, Cap and Thor 3???? Great time to be a comic book movie fan ;-)

a black comic nerd
RamonSuarez - 1/30/2014, 4:12 AM
I love the Marvel version of the Ragnarok prophesy.

It manages to create this cyclical version of time.
MrCBM56 - 1/30/2014, 4:22 AM
As a guy who hated Thor 2, I'm not all that excited for this. In fact, the only reason I am excited is because it's part of the MCU. Nothing else. That's it.
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