- “No Hammer. No Problem.”
Thor: Ragnarok is a 2017 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Thor. The film is the third installment in the Thor franchise and sequel to Thor, Thor: The Dark World, and Avengers: Age of Ultron. It was produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It was directed by Taika Waititi. The film was released on November 3, 2017.
Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok – the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization – at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger – the Incredible Hulk!
- Chris Hemsworth as Thor
- Tom Hiddleston as Loki
- Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/Hulk
- Cate Blanchett as Hela
- Idris Elba as Heimdall
- Jeff Goldblum as Grandmaster
- Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie
- Karl Urban as Skurge
- Anthony Hopkins as Odin
- Taika Waititi as Korg
- Rachel House as Topaz
- Clancy Brown as Surtur
- Benedict Cumberbatch as Stephen Strange/Doctor Strange
- Ray Stevenson as Volstagg
- Zachary Levi as Fandral
- Tadanobu Asano as Hogun
- Sam Neill as Odin Actor
- Luke Hemsworth as Thor Actor
- Matt Damon as Loki Actor
- Stan Lee in a cameo role
- October 24, 2017 (Ireland, Taiwan, United Kingdom)
- October 25, 2017 (Belgium, Colombia, Czech Republic, France, Indonesia, Italy, Philippines, Poland, South Korea)
- October 26, 2017 (Australia, Brazil, Chile, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Hong Kong, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Singapore)
- October 27, 2017 (Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Iceland, Norway, Romania, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, Vietnam)
- October 31, 2017 (Germany)
- November 1, 2017 (Hungary, Serbia)
- November 2, 2017 (Argentina, Armenia, Cambodia, Greece, Israel, Russia, Slovakia, Ukraine)
- November 3, 2017 (Bahamas, Canada, China, Georgia, India, Japan, Lithuania)
- Main article: Thor: Ragnarok (soundtrack)
In August 2016, Mark Mothersbaugh was hired to score the film. The synthesized score is influenced by the work of Jean-Michel Jarre. Waititi stated he would have asked the band Queen to work on the soundtrack for the film if their lead singer Freddie Mercury was still alive because the film is "a cool, bold, colorful cosmic adventure" which would have suited the "feel" of the band. Additional music featured in the film includes "Immigrant Song" by Led Zeppelin and "Pure Imagination" from the film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971). Patrick Doyle's themes from Thor and Brian Tyler's themes from Thor: The Dark World and Avengers: Age of Ultron, as well as Joe Harnell's "The Lonely Man" theme from The Incredible Hulk series, are also used in the film. Hollywood Records released the film's soundtrack digitally on October 20, 2017, and physically on November 10, 2017.
- Valkyrie is one of the first LGBT characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Currently, Disney has LGBT characters in all of the major branches (the Disney Animated Canon has Bucky and Pronk Oryx-Antlerson, Pixar has Specter and Greg, and Star Wars has Moff Mors and Aphra).
- This is Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures' last film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to be released on Blu-ray/DVD/Digital HD. All future Marvel Cinematic Universe movies (with the exception of Sony's Spider-Man: Far From Home) were released on Blu-ray/Digital HD.
- The event mentioned at the beginning of the film when the actor portraying Thor during the play says that Loki once turned his brother into a frog, was going to be a sequence shown in the first episode of the Loki series, but it was cut. It would show Loki taking over the crown in Asgard while Thor is seen as a frog. Despite this sequence being cut, Thor as a frog is still a cameo in the Void during the fifth episode of the series.
- To Thor's frustration, Stark programmed the quinjet to only recognize Thor as "Pointbreak" and Banner as "Strongest Avenger".
- The name of the giant wormhole likely comes from the fact it's dangerous and brings the most junk.
- Thor's story about Loki and the snake was completely adlibbed by Chris Hemsworth.
- The scene where Thanos attacks happens months after the ship leaves Asgard.
- Variety.com Screenwriter and Film Confirmation
- Marvel Studios Confirms Stellar New Cast Members of the Highly Anticipated 'Thor: Ragnarok'
- Taika Waititi will cameo in his Thor movie
- The Fire Demon Surtur Confirmed for Thor: Ragnarok
- Doctor Strange
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