After the events of Captain America: Civil War, most of us have been wondering what on earth Thor would think about all that went down amongst his comrades. In fact, he’s already back on his way to Asgard and in for quite a surprise in the way of his brother sitting on the throne. It’s almost comical to think he’s going to be just as bewildered when he arrives back on earth. More than usual, we mean.
During their panel at Wizard Con this weekend, Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston both gave their thoughts on just how the brothers would react to the events of Civil War. While Hemsworth was almost taciturn saying not a whole lot on the subject other than Thor would be “shocked,” Hiddleston was far more candid, joking that Loki would say:
“When I came down to Earth I brought you guys together. Now I’ve left and…you’re fighting each other.”
Hemsworth chimed in: “He’s going to come back and lead them all.”
In the past, when asked whose side Loki would have chosen in Civil War, Hiddleston replied that Loki would be on Loki’s side and likely just enjoy “that the children are squabbling.” Honestly, that’s not a hard visual to conjure.
Hemsworth and Hiddleston are now gearing up for principal photography to begin on the third installment in the Thor franchise–Thor: Ragnarok, which has recently added quite an impressive cast. Marvel announced last month the inclusion of Cate Blanchett, Jeff Goldblum and Karl Urban. They will join Marvel veteran Mark Ruffalo while Idris Elba and Sir Anthony Hopkins will be reprising their roles as Heimdall and Odin, respectively.
While an official synopsis has yet to be released the term Ragnarok refers to the Norse end of days, so it’s a safe bet that’s going to have a lot to do with the story in this one. Still, in an effort to keep the film from becoming over-dark, Marvel signed on New Zealand director Taika Waititi to direct. Waititi is best known for quirky, heartfelt independent projects. It will be intriguing to see what he brings to a franchise that has had its share of ups and down within the MCU as compared to the Captain America films.
Thor: Ragnarok opens in US theaters November 3, 2017, and in the UK October 27, 2017.
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