When Marvel Studios first announced that the 3rd instalment of “Thor” is titled “Thor: Ragnarok”, many fans assumed that the storyline will adapt from the popular Ragnarok comics, which sees the demise of the God of Thunder and Asgard destroyed.
While we already know that the much-hyped Planet Hulk storyline will be incorporated into “Thor: Ragnarok”, Schmoes Know is now revealing how Grandmaster, Skurge, and Valkyrie’s role will factor into the movie plot. Be warned that this alleged new information may contain slight spoilers.
Contrary to popular belief, the Ragnarok title doesn’t actually refer to a particular comic book series but instead, is based on a planet called Ragnarok. It is also the place where a good chunk of the story will take place, centring on Chris Hemsworth’s Thor & Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk when they find themselves imprisoned. Not much has been said about planet Ragnarok, only that it will have “a Gladiator meets Mad Max aesthetic”.
The interesting tidbit from Schmoes Know is as follows:
“While on Ragnarok, Thor and Hulk end up having to fight their way out in the arenas. The arenas are run by The Grandmaster who has a rather tough enforcer named Skurge (Karl Urban) who plays a big part in the plot of the film. While fighting in the arenas Thor runs into the beautiful Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) a fellow contestant. The 2 earn each other’s respect and plot a way off the planet. Somehow, Skurge turns to the light and helps them escape. How this all unfolds is still a mystery.”
It’s interesting to note that Skurge will be an aid to Jeff Goldblum’s Grandmaster since most comic book fans had assumed that he would be used as Hela‘s pawn. The rumour also points out that Skurge will have a change of heart and lend a hand to Thor and his friends in helping them escape.
However, it appears as though only Thor and Valkyrie will successfully flee from the hellhole while Hulk mysteriously remains behind. Certain netizens have pointed out that Ruffalo did not spend a very long time on set and has already finished shooting his scenes.
Does this mean “Thor: Ragnarok” will focus more on the relationship between Thor and Valkyrie, rather than Thor and Hulk? Since this is all just speculation at this point in time, we’ll just have to wait and see.
“Thor: Ragnarok” will smash its way into theatres on 3rd November 2017. To find out more on Marvel’s Phase 3 storyline, check out here.