No-one really liked Thor and really all he did was provide muscle for the Avengers while flipping between talking like Macbeth and one of the smarter jocks in a frat.
But when Ragnarok came along, he was instantly likeable, reasonably flawed and actually sort-of complex. Not to blow things out of proportion, but Taika Waititi saved Thor and without his third film, the Asgardian’s entrance into Wakanda wouldn’t have been half as cool.
So when you basically have a new character in the shape of a refreshed Thor, it would be a waste not to use him again, and if Tessa Thompson – who plays the also brilliant Valkyrie – is to be believed, then a sequel is in the works.
While speaking to LA Times, Thompson revealed that a pitch for another Thor film might have happened, saying:
“I don’t know how real that intel is, but I hear that the pitch has happened.
I think the idea is Taika would come back.“
The theories floating around for Avengers: Endgame state that at least one of the big three (Iron Man, Cap, Thor) will die, and that could well be Thor.
All three have had their trilogies, so to speak, and with the destruction of Asgard and the retribution Thor may get from killing the man responsible for wiping out half of the survivors, his story would end quite well.
A sequel to Thor: Ragnarok could well be following Valkyrie, as she takes up the mantle of Asgard’s protector, maybe even finding herself worthy of wielding Thor’s axe.
A similar thing happened with Jane Foster (who was played by Natalie Portman) in the comic books, when she become Thor, as old Thor was demoted to ‘Son of Odin’.
It’s anyone’s guess, really, but as long as Taika Waititi’s involved, then it’s bound to be good.
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