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Thor: Ragnarok is a 2017 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Thor, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the sequel to 2011's Thor and 2013's Thor: The Dark World, and is the seventeenth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film is directed by Taika Waititi from a screenplay by Eric Pearson and the writing team of Craig Kyle and Christopher Yost, and stars Chris Hemsworth as Thor alongside Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo, and Anthony Hopkins. In Thor: Ragnarok, Thor must escape the alien planet Sakaar in time to save Asgard from Hela and the impending Ragnarök.
Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

1. Thor's "friend from work" line about the Hulk was suggested to Chris Hemsworth by a Make-A-Wish child who paid a visit to the set on the day the scene was filmed.

2. This film releases in 2017, the 55th anniversary of the debut of Thor (August 1962) and The Incredible Hulk (May 1962), as well as the centennial of their co-Creator Jack Kirby.

3. Clancy Brown, who voices Surtur, had previously played Odin in The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes (2010) and plays Ray Schoonover in Daredevil (2015) and The Punisher (2017).

4. Jeff Goldblum was previously considered for the role of Dr. Bruce Banner, a.k.a. Hulk in Hulk (2003).

5. This film contains three members of the comic book incarnation of The Defenders superhero group: Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), the Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) and Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch). Doctor Strange is a founding member of The Defenders.

6. Thor's first appearance on-screen was as second lead in a Hulk-centered tv movie: The Incredible Hulk Returns (1988).

7. Thor calls his team the Revengers. In the film, it is a counterpart to the Avengers ("revenge" and "avenge" have the same meaning - to strike back); in the Marvel comics, the Revengers were a team of supervillains/anti-heroes made to oppose the Avengers.

8. According to Producer Kevin Feige, this film plays a significant role in setting up Avengers: Infinity War (2018).
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by The Dark Centurion December 10, 2017
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