Marvel head Kevin Feige has been commenting a lot on the Phase Three lineup of films, and gave a bit of information about Thor: Ragnarok. The one upcoming film in the lineup a lot of people have been uneasy about, considering how lacklustre the Thor solo films have turned out to be compare to the other releases.
“I don’t think people will read into that title alone [regarding] what the movie’s going to be. It’s going to be, perhaps, as totally different from the two prior ‘Thor’ movies as ‘Winter Soldier’ was from the first Captain America. We want to take it to new places, we’ve got new characters that will show how big we’re swinging on this. And we have a Hulk…The film takes place within the cosmos primarily which is to say, frankly, very little Earth.”
Feige seems to have heard our concerns loud-and-clear, as he reveals to Empire that Ragnarok will indeed have very little Earth scenes. Something we’ve been stating for years that’s been a huge hinderance to the franchise, not fully exploring the nine realms and their inhabiants. You might be shocked to learn that we haven’t seen rock trolls, light elves or even dwarves, factions of the Norse mythology that helped shape The Lord of The Rings, a huge missed potential by the studio. Hopefully this gets fixed in this next movie, and the inclusion of fan-favorite Hulk should increase anticipation for the film as well.