“Thor: Ragnarok” is now on Netflix

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.

Marvel Studios wins big at The 19th Annual Golden Trailer Awards


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.

Study: “Thor: Ragnarok” leads last week’s social media film conversations


According to Variety, media-measurement firms ComScore and PreAct have determined that Thor: Ragnarok was discussed in 264, 250 new social media conversations between the 17th and 23rd of July, the same week as the unveiling of its official trailer at San Diego Comic-Con International 2017. Since the announcement of its title at a press conference at 28th October 2014, Thor: Ragnarok has been the subject of an estimated 658, 846 conversations.

Thor: Ragnarok is the fifth film in Phase Three and will be released in the United States on 3rd November 2017.

Current “Thor: Ragnarok” duration revealed

At San Diego Comic-Con International 2017, Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi revealed to ColliderVideos the duration of his rough cut:

“The cut right now, I reckon is probably about 100 minutes. It’s not gonna be a very, very long film. I think that stories are better when you leave them wanting more and this film moves at a clip, it’s got stuff happening all the time, and I think people are still gonna feel exhausted by the end, they’ve been on a big journey, so I don’t think the film needs to be 3 hours.”

If Thor: Ragnarok is 100 minutes, it will be the shortest Marvel Studios film. Previous Marvel Studios films run times, in descending order (according to the British Board of Film Classification):

  • Captain America: Civil War 146 minutes
  • Marvel’s The Avengers 143 minutes
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron 141 minutes
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 137 minutes
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier 136 minutes
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming 133 minutes
  • Iron Man Three 131 minutes
  • Captain America: The First Avenger 124 minutes
  • Iron Man/Guardians of the Galaxy 121 minutes
  • Iron Man 2 119 minutes
  • Ant-Man 117 minutes
  • Doctor Strange 115 minutes
  • Thor: The Dark World 112 minutes
  • The Incredible Hulk/Thor 110 minutes

Thor: Ragnarok is the 5th film in Phase Three, and will be released in the United States 3rd November 2017.

“Thor: Ragnarok” premieres new scene and character

The Marvel Studios panel at San Diego Comic-Con International 2017 has exclusively premiered a scene showing Hulk’s friend Korg, a creature made of rocks which first appeared in Journey Into Mystery #83 (August 1962). This scenes features a cameo from Waititi.

Thor: Ragnarok is the fifth film in Phase Three and is to be released in the United States on 3rd November 2017.

“Thor: Ragnarok” plot details revealed

The Marvel Studios panel at San Diego Comic-Con International 2017 has revealed that the Hulk is refusing to become Robert Bruce Banner again and now speaks with the vocabulary of a “2-year old” and that Valkyrie is an elite Asgardian warrior.

Thor: Ragnarok is the fifth film in Phase Three and is to be released in the United States on 3rd November 2017.

Doctor Strange reshoots scripted by Dan Harmon

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.