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NEWS ROUND-UP: Here’s all the news on Thor: Ragnarok you need

September 9th, 2017 by Marc Comments

Look, we know you’re all really excited for the return of Thor, so we thought we’d get as much news together in one place as we could for you.

So sit back, relax, enjoy and beware… there are some spoilers:

firstly, the movie has a very Guardians of the Galaxy look and feel to it – you’re bound to have noticed. But will we see the Guardians on Thor: Ragnarok?

Well, we know from the D23 and SDCC Infinity War footage that Thor ends up on the Milano, the Guardians’ ship, at the beginning of the movie. But will we see them before this?

Apparently some of Ragnarok’s concept art featured the Milano and when asked if it was there for a reason, unit publicist Ernie Malik said: “Yes, there is a reason for it to be there, yes.”

We also know that Chris Hemsworth who plays Thos has said in the past: “There are elements of Guardians that will kind of work their way into our film, both stylistically and narratively. In the sense that all the Earth-bound heroes feel like they’re living and breathing in the same air, certainly now that we’re in space, it feels in a very MCU way that we’re living and breathing in the same air as the Guardians.”

So will we see the Guardians in the movie? Honestly, we expect them to appear in a post-credits scene but doubt they’ll have role in the movie itself.

Anyway, moving on…

Ragnarok will take place, as in real life, two years after the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron and oddly the scene in the trailer where we see Surtur:

Is actually the beginning of the movie and will see Thor fighting him to escape from Muspelheim (although we’re not sure why it’s Hulk in the image above) before heading to Asgard where he’ll fight Loki who has been pretending to be Odin (remember in Thor: The Dark World?). Then off to Midgard for Dr Strange’s help to find someone (or something) then it’s off to Sakaar where he meets Hulk and The Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum).

And, speaking of Hulk and Sakaar, how’d THAT happen?

Well… according to production designer Dan Hennah: “Last time we saw Hulk, he was flying away in the Quinjet [and then] he hit one of those wormholes and he ends up here.”

Oh. That was easy.

it also seems that by the time we meet Hulk he will pretty much have eradicated Banner altogether and will have been big green for two years! This probably explains why he’s gotten so chatty in the trailers as he’s been living in that one form day in and day out for so long.

We’re also hearing that because he’s the greatest gladiator the Grandmaster has, Sakaar is covered in posters and Hulk memorabilia in order to keep him happy and fighting.

Director Taika Waititi wants it known that this movie will see the characters going through the ringer: “Well, he’s a lot grubbier. That’s been one of my main things. I think everyone is a bit too shiny and clean in the other films. I love heroes that really go through ordeals, and they come out the other end completely changed – not just ‘Oh I’ve got a girlfriend now. They come out the other side, they’ve been through the ringer.”

But, of course, Thor himself will need to be changed by the events of this movie: “We do a lot to this character in this film. You know, a lot of people have been wanting to see this idea of Ragnarok. A lot of people are excited by the idea of what Ragnarok means [and] to me, it means stripping down the establishment of what’s already there and then building it up in a new way. [It] is almost like this cyclic idea of Ragnarok.”

But will the events of Ragnarok have a lasting impact on the MCU? Waititi says yes: “So, there’s my own personal idea of Ragnarok: what we’re doing to the character and to the franchise and to the story. But in a way where what comes out the other end is way more exciting and interesting. And in a way, you can never go back from that.”

A big claim? we’ll know soon enough…

Executive producer Brad Winderbaum continues with the idea that this movie will have lasting repercussions on the MCU and compares its effects on the galaxy as being similar to the effects on earth after Captain America: The Winter Soldier: “Just as in Winter Soldier, we kind of broke down some of the real fundamental ideas about the MCU that you took for granted, specifically SHIELD. I think that also in Phase One, we established this cosmology that involved Asgard and Odin and certain ideas of things that you just thought were eternal and could never change. And what this film does is it breaks them down in a very similar way that Winter Soldier broke down SHIELD.”

Oh and according to the latest TV spot (bottom) called Contender, Thor wants his new team to have an almost familiar name:

(Continues after pic)

Yes, he wants them called The Revengers.

We see what you did there, guys….

Thor: Ragnarok arrives on November 3rd

Source: Comicbook, Comicbook, CBM, Comicbook & Heroic Hollywood

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….