Marvel's Thor: Ragnarok is a 2017 live-action superhero film produced by 20th Century Fox and Marvel Studios. It is the twenty-second film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as well as the sequel to Thor: The Dark World. It was released worldwide November 3rd 2017.
In 2013, after the successful premiere of Thor: The Dark World, Chris Hemsworth was enthusiastic about portraying the Thor character with director Alan Taylor once again to finish the trilogy. Marvel Studios and 20th Century Fox too wanted a sequel and desired to have it be based on the classic Ragnarok saga. In particular, they wanted the film to be heavily ingrained in Norse Mythology and feel like a true fantasy epic akin to Lord of the Rings. The third Thor movie was rumored to be released May 2017 but Alan Taylor's schedule was unable to commit to that time slot and, both the cast and producers wanting him involved in the sequel, simply delayed the release date.
At Comic Con Summer 2015 the schedule for Phase 3 was announced and Thor sequel was confirmed to be titled Thor: Ragnarok with an official release date of November 2017. The rumored villains were numerous with Amora the Enchantress being a popular guess. However, it was later revealed with the casting of Cate Blanchett that the main villain of the film would be the Goddess Hela. Kevin Feige even going on to explain that she would be less like her mythological and comic counterparts, as her Domain of controlling Death would resemble Thanos (who was slated to be the main villain of Avengers 3) too closely. The Valkyries and Fire Demons were also confirmed at Comic Con 2016 by Taylor himself to appear in some large capacity as well.
Filming began in late 2016 and Thor: Ragnarok was ultimately released on schedule November 3rd 2017.
- Chris Hemsworth as Thor
- Cate Blanchett as Hela
- Karl Urban as Skurge/Executioner
- David Warner as Surtur
- Tom Hiddleston as Loki
- Katheryn Winnick as Brunnhilde/Valkyrie
- Jaime Alexander as Lady Sif
- Stellan Skarsgard as Heimdall
- Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Beta Ray Bill
- Lynn Cohen as Volla
- Peter Dinklage as Eitri
- Anthony Hopkins as Odin
- Charles Dance as Ymir
- Jennifer Hale as World Serpent (Voice)
- Holt McCallany as Volstagg
- Josh Dallas as Faendral
- Tadanobu Asano as Hogun
- Rene Russo as Frigga
- Clive Russell as Tyr
- Vladimir Kulich as Bor
- Benedict Cumberbatch as Stephen Strange/Doctor Strange (Cameo)