Ragnarök cannot be stopped. What makes you think you can succeed?
Thor: Ragnarok, the 17th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is now on Netflix. Thor: Ragnarok is directed by Taika Waititi and completes the Thor trilogy that began with Thor (2011) and continued with Thor: The Dark World (2013). Taking place after the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Thor has returned to Asgard in order to prevent Goddess of Death Hela from causing the Apocalypse. Critics have said of Thor: Ragnarok:
“It’s clear to see that the franchise is more than safe in the hands of Waititi, his ability to tell a story which is not only captivating, but also genuinely funny goes to show that the MCU doesn’t need to do solemn in order to be taken seriously. His ability to push all the right buttons is a testament to his directorial skills. A genuinely thrilling and brilliantly well judged offering from Disney and Marvel which is packed to the rim with hilarious cameos and in-jokes. You won’t want to miss this one.”
Linda Marric, Hey U Guys
“Waititi’s unique creative tone can shine through the Marvel model, and the MCU is undoubtedly a far better place for it. If anything, after this exceptionally inventive instalment, it’s going to be difficult to not see any future return to the po-faced straight-up superhero action films of Phase 1 as a step-back to a lazy formula. Which means that, despite being mega-excited this time last week, I am now genuinely concerned for Black Panther.”
Matt Looker, The Shiznit
Thor: Ragnarok is licensed to Netflix by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, but these licenses run out after a while, so catch it while you can.
Thor: Ragarok stars Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Cate Blanchett as Hela. Thor returns to Marvel Comics in Thor vol. 5, starting Wednesday 13th June. The Ragnarok storyline was published as Thor: Ragnarok, collecting Thor #272-278.
Best Action Trailer: Black Panther
GTA 19 Best of Show: Black Panther
Best Action Trailer: Avengers: Infinity War
Best Teaser Trailer: Avengers: Infinity War
Best Fantasy/Adventure Trailer: Thor: Ragnarok
Thor: Ragnarok and Black Panther are now available to buy. Avengers: Infinity War is now playing. Thor can be seen in the new ongoing series Thor vol. 5, launching 13th June. Black Panther can be seen in the ongoing series Black Panther vol. 7 and the limited series Rise of the Black Panther. The Avengers can be seen in the ongoing series Avengers vol. 8. The Infinity War was a 6-issue limited series that is now available as a trade paperback.
The Hollywood Reporter claims that Doctor Strange re-shoots from director Scott Derickson have been scripted by Dan Harmon. Harmon’s sole previous feature credit is Monster House, with unaccredited contributions to Kung Fu Panda. As such, this is Harmon’s first time writing for a superhero – the titular Doctor Stephen Strange, as portrayed by Benedict Cumberbatch. Harmon created sitcom Community, which was co-directed with Joe Russo and Anthony Russo, who also co-directed Captain America: The Winter Soldier (which first acknowledged Strange’s existence in the Marvel Cinematic Universe) and Captain America: Civil War, the most recent instalment of that continuity. The Russos are also due to direct the next two Avengers films, Avengers: Infinity War and the untitled fourth Avengers film (originally announced as Avengers: Infinity War — Part II). It is expected that Avengers: Infinity War will unite Strange with Captain America, also-known-as Steven Rogers, as well Thor Odison; while filming Thor: Ragnarok (written by Stephany Folsom), actor Chris Hemsworth was photographed reading an address – 177A, Bleecker St.; Strange’s address in the comic book source material. The Hollywood Reporter quotes an unnamed source that claims Harmon’s contributions are “for additional photography”. Doctor Strange‘s shooting script has been written by C. Robert Cargill and Derickson, from a story co-written with Jon Spaights.
Doctor Strange premieres in New Zealand on 20th October 2016. Stephen Strange first appeared in Strange Tales (1951) #110.