The latest Thor movie has set a platform for several new opportunities for the God of Thunder within the MCU.
While we saw Thor: Ragnarok hint at major alterations to Asgard, which might witness the creation of an iconic Marvel Comics story, it might also lead to dark and difficult scenarios for the new king.
Warning: Major spoilers for Thor: Ragnarok in this article:
Once Loki and Thor unleashed the Ragnarok prophecy to prevent Hela from prevailing over the universe, Surtur destroys Asgard. However, the people of Asgard survive by escaping on a huge transport ship, as per original plans of Odin.
Thor is the new ruler of Asgard, and he decides to take them all to Earth, hoping that Earth will warmly accept the alien horde. In the post-credits scene, there is a discussion between Thor and Loki whether Loki’s return to Earth is a good thing and then their conversation is disrupted by a gigantic ship looming in front of them.
Kevin Feige, the boss of Marvel Studios, has revealed that the ship belongs to Thanos who is the lead villain in Avengers: Infinity War.
The visual that we saw during Marvel’s displays at Disney D23 Expo and San Diego Comic-Con, hinted at some nasty plans for Thor, as per the words of Doctor Strange.
The footage showed that the Guardians of the Galaxy find Thor floating amidst space debris, which indicates that the first encounter between Thor and Thanos was anything but friendly.
Did Thanos destroy the ship that was carrying the Asgardians? Does that mean that we saw Thor and his allies survive Ragnarok, but, get killed in the next film?
If yes, then it has to have a link with Marvel Comics. Considering the amount of influence that the comic books have on the Marvel Studios, it is too obvious.
In Ultimate Comics: Ultimates created by Jonathan Hickman and EsadRibic, Asgard is destroyed by an evil Reed Richards aka The Maker. Once Reed’s forces comprising of genetically created soldiers massacre the Asgardians, they aim for the World Tree and destroy Asgard completely. Thor loses his power, and as the only surviving Asgardian, he becomes Valhalla. He is tormented by the dead souls of Asgard which include his brother Loki and the Warriors Three who all died during the battle with The Maker.
It is an extremely dark twist of fate for the God of Thunder, who is outraged and seeks vengeance. Ultimately he defeats the Maker, Thor’s people and country are gone.
If the Marvel films do go that way, then it would place Thor in a weird and a new direction which might create some fabulous plots in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Thor trilogy has already explored Asgard in detail, and now that Odin is dead and the planet is destroyed, we feel that its saga is over.
However, Thor: Ragnarok has also given Thor a new direction as the ruler of the refugees, and it would be a waste to let go of that storyline in the next Avengers film.
Whichever way, we are hoping to learn more about the future of Thor and probably a fourth Thor film as we get close to Infinity War.
Thor: Ragnarok is out in theaters now.