“It is a universal road movie“, was what Mark Ruffalo had to say about his upcoming film Thor: Ragnarok. Anticipation for the third Thor entry, part of the larger MCU, has been steadily growing, the closer it gets to our cinema screens. It is still a fair way away, due to be released on October 17, 2017 but information thus far has been scarce.
Ruffalo, who will be reprising his role as The Hulk in Thor: Ragnarok, made his comments to Empire and admits that although he hasn’t yet read the script, that is what we can be expecting: “There’s a little bit of Midnight Run, with Grodin and De Niro. I feel like that’s kind of where we’re heading with this relationship between Thor and Banner“.
The last time we saw The Hulk, he was running off into the distance at the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron, having just rejected the much-desired advances of Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow and there will be much explaining needed to understand why he’s now hitching rides with his blonde-haired buddy on the Nine Realms highway.
Not much is known about the project so far and what little is known is mostly conjecture. We do know that Taika Waititi is directing and that Stephany Folsom was hired back in December to rescue the script written by Christopher Yost and Craig Kyle. In Norse mythology, Ragnarok refers to a great battle in which gods (namely, Odin, Thor, Týr, Freyr, Heimdallr and Loki) all die.
Within the Marvel universe, Ragnarok refers to an evil cyborg of Thor, and Cate Blanchett has been rumoured to be attached to the project for some time now. Could she potentially be playing a female Thor hell-bent on ending the God of Thunder? No doubt we shall learn more soon as shooting is said to be getting underway in June.