Marvel may have its hands full with three major MCU movie releases this year, but that isn’t keeping the team from focusing on future projects.
Among those is Thor: Ragnarok – the third solo movie for the hunky hammer wielding hero which is set to start filming in Queensland, Australia in the coming months.
Aside from announcing its wider filming location and a special appearance by Mark Ruffalo aka Hulk, Marvel has remained tight lipped about the direction of the flick, leaving fans to speculate on how it will add to the universe.
Last we saw Thor was in Avengers: Age of Ultron, when he left his fellow superheroes on a mission to find out why the infinity stones were suddenly coming out of hiding.
While Marvel President, Kevin Feige, hasn’t confirmed this will be Thor’s focus in the new movie, he did tell Empire that the movie will be very different from the first two movies and more like Guardians of the Galaxy.
Meaning, the red capped ‘god’ will spend more time fighting in space.
“It’s going to be, perhaps, as totally different from the two prior Thor movies as Winter Soldiers was from the first Captain America,” he explained.
“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.”
He continued, saying that the film takes place “within the cosmos primarily” and that there’s “very little Earth”.
Does this also mean there’ll also be less of Thor’s earthling love interest, Jane?
We’re not sure, but Feige did confirm the introduction of a new hero, Valkyrie, as well as a new villain.
Are you happy Thor will spend less time on Earth and more time in the cosmos?