So, that is something I hope never to repeat and don't wish upon anybody else. By October , Taika Waititi entered negotiations to direct Thor: Age of Ultron traveling in a Quinjet, which was originally planned to be shown flying near Saturn.
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Feige explained that this was changed to an Earth-based location to leave Hulk's fate ambiguous and dispel rumors that a film based on " Planet Hulk " was in development, since Marvel Studios had no plans to adapt the storyline at the time. In January , with the film beginning pre-production,   Ruffalo described it as a " road movie " and indicated that additional filming would take place in Sydney. Pearson felt joining presented many challenges, as "there were so many puzzle pieces already there," such as having Blanchett as Hela,  who was confirmed in the role a month later,  and including Hulk, Valkyrie, and Skurge , that he was asked to assemble.
Pearson was told not to be restrained by anything from the previous films, and Waititi asked him to make the film fun and have Thor "be the coolest character. Marvel and Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson felt the scene was "kind of perfect" to show Strange joining the wider MCU, so the scene also appears during the credits of Doctor Strange. Feige noted that Thor: Ragnarok would primarily take place in the "cosmos" rather than on Earth, a departure from the previous Thor films.
Johnson viewed early drafts of the script, and gave Waititi physics ideas that could "wink at some of the classic old [Thor] stuff"; Johnson previously consulted on the second season of the MCU television series Agent Carter. God of Thunder by Jason Aaron , which was the inspiration for Hela's design and abilities. Production designer Dan Hennah described it as a Dyson sphere , with the realm drawing power out of a dying star to energize its inhabitants.
For Saakar's gladiator arena, Hennah looked at Roman gladiators, but differentiated from previous similar ideas by going "all alien with it". The arena is surrounded by "standing up bleachers". Waititi said that the film would reinvent the franchise, as "a lot of what we're doing with the film is, in a way, kind of dismantling and destroying the old idea and rebuilding it in a new way that's fresh. Everyone's got a slightly new take on their characters, so in that way, it feels like [this is] the first Thor I just want to make it [my] version of a Marvel film in the best way possible.
He said, "I feel we had less of the sort of the naivety or fun or humor that the first [ Thor ] might have had. I wish we had more of that in the second [movie] We've done Shakespeare, and we've shown that. I think now it's time to go, 'Ok, cool. Let's try something different. I think we want to get back to more of a sense of adventure and fun".
The events of Ragnarok are set four years after the events of Thor: The Dark World , two years after the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron ,   and around the same time as the events of Captain America: Civil War and Spider-Man: Homecoming , with Winderbaum noting that "things happen on top of each other now in Phase Three. He said Ragnarok "definitely bleeds nicely into those [films]",  and Winderbaum likened Ragnarok ' s impact on the larger MCU to that of Captain America: The Winter Soldier , saying it would break down ideas regarding Asgard that were previously established similar "to how Winter Soldier broke down S.
Principal photography began on July 4, ,   under the working title Creature Report ,   at Village Roadshow Studios in Oxenford, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia,  exclusively using all nine of the studios' sound stages. Later in July, regarding the film's "buddy-style comedy" nature, Waititi said that the script had changed from then and it was still unclear what the final film would look like, but there "are buddy elements to it between Thor and the Hulk". By August, over set and construction workers were given termination notifications, with some complaining that they had been promised work until October or November , and that New Zealand crew members were receiving preferential treatment over the Australian locals.
However, Premier Palaszczuk stated that the work for set builders simply "finished", and that other jobs would become available as actors arrived for filming. You're coming to a country and you're bringing money into the economy and creating jobs but I think you have an even bigger responsibility to look after the people that have less opportunities. The Indigenous and Aboriginals were hired as part of an initiative by Screen Australia 's Indigenous Department, whose mission is "to give Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders a foot in the door of the film industry".
In mid-September , concept art seen during a set visit indicated Midgard Serpent would appear,  and that Sif and the Warriors Three , allies of Thor in the previous two films, would be addressed in Ragnarok. Reilly 's Nova Corpsman Rhomann Dey in the film, but there was "no real way to pull it off".
Ragnarok was improvised, in order to create a "very loose and collaborate mood" among the cast and an attempt to replicate the tone and sensibility from his previous films. He stated, "My style of working is I'll often be behind the camera, or right next to the camera yelling words at people, like, 'Say this, say this! Say it this way! In January , it was revealed that Pearson would be receiving sole screenwriting credit on the film, with the story credited to Kyle, Yost, and Folsom.
Folsom took issue with Marvel marketing the film with these credits, noting the Writers Guild of America WGA had yet to determine the final credits for the film. Folsom added that she planned to appeal the decision, and that Marvel has been supportive of her throughout her attempt to receive credit. In February , Rachel House said she had a small role in the film, having worked with Waititi before. Infinity War and its untitled sequel,  while the other, shown at the end of the credits, features the Grandmaster.
Goldblum and Waititi improvised multiple versions of the latter scene; one unused version involved the singing of the Sakaarian national anthem, which was "made up on the spot".
Neill appears in the sequence as the Odin actor, and Hemsworth's brother Luke portrays the Thor actor. Originally set in a New York City alley, Waititi decided that the environment was distracting from the emotions of the sequence. The location was changed to Norway, which Waititi felt gave more weight to the scenes, made Odin's storyline more "authentic", and also allowed the characters and the audience to "chill out for a second, and have that moment, because the rest of the film basically just runs at a clip".
By the time the reshoots for the film were completed, the film had been cut down from Waititi's initial version of two hours and forty minutes to around ninety minutes, with that expected to increase slightly with the newly filmed scenes.
However, after the film's Comic Con panel, it was decided to add back a lot of the jokes that had been removed, with the final runtime being two hours and ten minutes. Feige expanded, saying that it had been included in Thor as an easter egg , since Marvel Studios was "working on The Avengers and trying to [put] that all together for the conclusion of Phase One. Infinity War , they realized that the gauntlet seen in Thor could not be the actual one, creating an internal theory that it was fake; this resulted in the scene in Ragnarok , which was created "just [to have] the opportunity to call it a fake".
Method Studios provided over shots, including Thor's opening fight against Surtur in Muspelheim and Hela's fight against the Asgardian guards. D Negative worked on over shots, creating the environment for the planet Sakaar, including its junkyard landscape and wormholes, with the wormholes also created through a collaboration with Digital Domain.
ILM, who worked on previous incarnations of the Hulk, had to add much more detail to the character's facial features in Ragnarok due to the Hulk's increased dialogue. ILM visual effects supervisor Chad Wiebe explained that Ruffalo's expressions were captured fresh for the film using Medusa, a performance capture technology. With 90 different expressions captured, ILM "built an entirely new library that would allow [Hulk] to cover a full range of normal human visual characteristics.
In some instances when Thor and the Hulk interacted, a digital double was used for Thor, also created by ILM, to have greater flexibility for the shots. ILM worked on all of the Hulk moments in the film outside the final fight sequence, which was completed by Framestore using ILM's assets, as Framestore was primarily responsible for rigging that sequence. Framestore completed nearly shots, which featured digital doubles of Thor and Hela, Fenris, Korg, Miek, the giant Surtur at the end of the film, and over 9, buildings for Asgard, based on assets D Negative had from The Dark World , resulting in over character, vehicle, prop, and crowd rigs.
Rising Sun Pictures produced more than visual effects shots for Thor: They worked on the Valkyrie flashback sequence, with the sequence's surreal ethereal appearance achieved through a combination of motion capture, computer graphics, a fps high-speed frame rate, and a special degree lighting rig containing strobe lights to bathe the scene in undulating patterns of light and shadow.
Rising Sun also helped create the various CGI aspects of Hela, such as her "hair wipe transition" to her horns, and her original introduction in New York City. Following the reshoots, ImageEngine completed the new Norway introduction since Rising Sun was focused on the palace fight by then. By August , Mark Mothersbaugh was hired to score the film.
At the San Diego Comic-Con , a physical model of Hulk's gladiator armor was revealed,  concept art and rough animatics were shown,  and a " mockumentary " short titled Team Thor was screened. The short released online in August ,  and with the digital download of Captain America: Civil War the following month. Part 2 was released on the home media of Doctor Strange in February , with Pearson reprising his role.
On April 10, , the first teaser trailer was released. Sandy Schaefer of Screen Rant felt it was "a strong start" for the film, having "a distinctly playful vibe" by setting it to "Immigrant Song". Civil War 94 million , respectively. Props and costumes from the film were on display at D23 Expo along with set pieces for photo opportunities.
Exclusive clips were shown, along with a new trailer. Ragnarok generated over , new conversations on social media from July 17 to 23, the most out of any film during that time period, according to comScore and its PreAct service. In August , Marvel partnered with car manufacturer Renault on a commercial supporting the release of the Kwid in Brazil. Framestore worked on visual effects for the commercial, building on the foundation they had from working on the character in previous films.
They were also given the opportunity to demonstrate the project on Good Morning America. For the week of August 21, Ragnarok once again had the most social media conversations according to comScore and its PreAct service.
Conor McGregor fight, helped generate the 57, new conversations for the week. The cast performed various scenes from the film live in low-budget costumes and with cardboard stage props.
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The digital and Blu-ray releases include behind-the-scenes featurettes; audio commentary; deleted scenes; a blooper reel; and Team Darryl , a continuation of the "mockumentary" short films Team Thor and Team Thor: Part 2 , in which the Grandmaster moves in with Darryl after Thor leaves. James Gunn , writer and director of the Guardians films, clarified that the appearance of Yondu was never meant to appear in the final film, and that Rooker was on a nearby set recording material for the Halloween variant of the theme park attraction Guardians of the Galaxy — Mission: The film debuted at number one on the NPD VideoScan overall disc sales chart during its first week of release, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, and a dedicated Blu-ray disc sales chart.
Ragnarok also debuted second on the Media Play News rental chart behind Coco. Ragnarok fell to third at the box office,  and fourth in its fourth and fifth weekends. Ragnarok was fifth in its sixth weekend,  and seventh in its seventh weekend, the final weekend it remained in the top Brazil also had the third-best debut for an MCU film, while New Zealand's opening was the biggest of It also remained at number one in many existing markets.
The website's critical consensus reads, "Exciting, funny, and above all fun, Thor: Ragnarok is a colorful cosmic adventure that sets a new standard for its franchise—and the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Sheri Linden of The Hollywood Reporter praised Waititi's handling of "the clash-of-worlds CGI extravaganza", particularly for the lighter tone he brought, with "even the story's central bad guys [being] silly fun, hammed to the hilt by Cate Blanchett and Jeff Goldblum.
Richard Roeper of the Chicago Sun-Times similarly praised the film, calling the performances of the ensemble cast "outstanding" and Waititi's direction "goofy and campy and marvelously self-referential". He also said the soundtrack that was used in the climactic battle sequence, particularly Led Zeppelin 's " Immigrant Song " as being "perfectly synced". Ragnarok ] together whenever it threatens to spin apart". He also noted a similar directing style of Waititi to Edgar Wright 's "parodic work" and labelled the film as "unusually lively and buoyant" while acknowledging the effect of a "Marvel Fatigue factor" towards the audiences.
Peter Debruge of Variety called the movie "preposterous", but praised Goldblum's performance.
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Ragnarok is packed tight with zooming space vehicles and noisy thunder battles, but the movie's extravagant excess is more narcotizing than energizing. Waititi's truest achievement here. By the release of Ragnarok , Waititi and Marvel had discussed a spin-off Marvel One-Shot short film following the characters Korg and Miek, but it was unfeasible due to Marvel's commitment to producing three feature films a year. Feige said Marvel still had plans for those characters, but did not specify. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Joel Negron Zene Baker. I think the overall sense that I'm trying to give to the audience and what I want the audience to leave the cinema carrying with them is a sense of joy really Sometimes I would stop and think, I'm doing a movie that's got Thor and Doctor Strange and The Incredible Hulk and Loki and every character is so strange and different Civil War it's just humans, humans with human problems.
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Valkyries were indeed an elite force of flying warrior women, but their job was to reap the souls of warriors fallen in battle for Odin's own army of war-dead in Valhalla the Einherjar. So in a sense they were kind of like Odin's recruiters. Surtr the fire giant is a much more devastating force in Norse mythology than he is in the film, in which he acts as Thor's unwitting stooge. In Norse mythology Surtr guards the fiery realm of Muspell, and he will lead the mysterious sons of Muspell to battle in Ragnarok.
He will come wielding his flaming sword, and according to the Prose Edda his fire will consume the entire world, including Midgard a. We're glad the Hulk punched you right in your fiery face. There's no mention of a crown going in any eternal flame in the mythology, as far as we can tell Surtr is just totally down for a big end-of-days fight. Ragnarok begins more or less when Odin dies the sparkliest death ever, but in the myths his death comes later and not at all pretty. The aforementioned giant wolf Fenrir, who was originally bound by the Gods using a magic ribbon gee they sure love binding people will break free just like his dad and nom Odin to death.
Unfortunately Thor won't be able to help, as he'll be busy dealing with another of Loki's children. The wolf will instead be slain by Odin's son Vidar, who'll rip its jaws apart. None of the Norse gods who feature in Thor: Ragnarok make it out of Ragnarok alive. Even Thor himself falls fighting Loki's child the World-Serpent, for although he manages to slay the beast he is fatally poisoned in the process, and can only make it nine steps before death takes him.
A pretty dismal ending for a god of thunder, but in the mythology much like in the movies Thor isn't resistant to failure or even ridicule. In one poem for example Thor's hammer is stolen and he is made to disguise himself as a woman to get it back. Guess who suggested that idea Loki and Heimdall are frequently implied to be enemies in Old Norse texts, there's even mention of the two turning into seals to fight each other.
The rivalry comes to a head in Ragnarok when Heimdall kills Loki. Loki manages to kill Heimdall right back, a lot of mutual killing goes on at Ragnarok. Still, that's one fight I would love to see, whether in seal or in human form. Ragnarok may be the doom of the Gods, but it affects pretty much everyone. The world is consumed in the violence, and in the end only two humans and a handful of gods survive. They'll come out after the cataclysm, look upon the golden game-pieces owned by the gods of old, and presumably say "well that escalated fast. Ragnarok, they manage to salvage a little from the wreckage of Ragnarok as a new world it reborn.
Luckily for us these are just old stories, the world almost certainly won't end in a series of catastrophes brought about by the Norse gods.
However, if it does Tom Hiddleston will have a lot to answer for.