When Marvel revealed that the third Thor solo film would be called Thor: Ragnarok, the title carried certain expectations like the fall of the Norse Gods and the possible destruction of Asgard. But it turns out that the Ragnarok of the Marvel Cinematic Universe may not be what we thought it was. Instead, Thor 3 may heading down a very familiar storyline from one of the most beloved Hulk comics. Today’s Nerdist News is calling down the lightning as we examine the latest rumors!
There are some potentially BIG spoilers ahead—if they turn out to be true. If you want to remain unspoiled, stop reading now!
If you’re still with us, Schmoes Know had the scoop that Ragnarok isn’t a cataclysmic event in this film, it’s the name of the planet that Thor and Hulk find themselves stranded on. Remember those Planet Hulk hints at San Diego Comic-Con? It looks like Thor: Ragnarok is borrowing several plot elements from that classic storyline, as Thor and Hulk have to fight their way out of the space gladiator pits hosted by Jeff Goldblum‘s Grandmaster. That’s also where we’ll meet the new heroine, Valkyrie, and Skurge the Executioner, who may be more sympathetic in this incarnation.
Join Nerdist News host, and Valkyrie-in-training, Jessica Chobot as she lays out our theory about how these Planet Hulk twists will tie into Loki ruling over Asgard and the coming of Hela, the Goddess of Death!
What do you think about the latest word on Thor: Ragnarok? Are you ready to put the hammer down? Let’s discuss in the comment section below!