Thanks to set reports from various news outlets, we have a lot of new SPOILERY details for Marvel Studios upcoming film, Thor: Ragnarok. Once again warning, mild spoilers for the film ahead.Among the new details for the much anticipated film is its placement in the convoluted timeline of the MCU. Producer Brad Winderbaum was able to delve into the details with Screenrant, in which he talked about when the film took place as well as it’s ties to the upcoming film Avengers: Infinity War:
The journey he’s been on at the beginning of this movie, it’s not like five minutes after Ultron ends we start this movie: it’s a couple years later. And as we know, at the end of Ultron he’s started this quest to find the puppet master, and the Infinity Stones, and all that. What he realized really fast– I don’t think I’m giving too much away because it’s right at the top of the film, but basically that one quest, that universe-ending peril that he was trying to figure out dovetailed or branched off into any number of universe ending-perils that he’s been adventuring on for the two years leading up to the beginning of this film.
Not only does this quote confirm that Thor: Ragnarok takes place two years after Age of Ultron, but it also hints that the beginning of the film is when Thor first fights against Surtur the fire demon, explaining his appearance (and still long hair) at the beginning of the firs trailer that had dropped for the film. This also explains his absence from the Civil War that divided the Avengers, as he has been trying to uncover the conspiracy to gather all the infinity stones and to hunt down the Mad Titan responsible for their resurgence. Elaborating on Thor’s new mission and interesting Character development, Winderbaum had this to say:
We find him as a lone gunslinger, you know, a guy who’s been adventuring around the cosmos for two years right at the top of our movie. He’s a more savvy version of the character. In Dark World he has trouble navigating that Dark Elf spaceship… but that’s the Thor of the past.
Collider was also able to get some information regarding how all of the Phase Three films fit as a whole, as he stated that “Things happen on top of each other now in Phase Three, They’re not as interlocked as they were in Phase One.” So basically, it can be safe to assume that Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Thor: Ragnarok all roughly take place around the same time, and besides Homecoming, have managed to intricately set up the heroes and status of the MCU for the coming of Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War. These are all extremely interesting developments, and leave me even more excited for Ragnarok and Infinity War. What do you think of Thor’s new mission of hunting down Thanos? Are you excited for Ragnarok? Let us know at the SuperBroMovies twitter page. – Ernesto Valenzuela
Thor: Ragnarok releases November 3, 2017.
Imprisoned on the other side of the universe, the mighty Thor (Chris Hemsworth) finds himself in a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), his former ally and fellow Avenger. Thor’s quest for survival leads him in a race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela (Cate Blanchett) from destroying his home world and the Asgardian civilization.