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21st October 2017 - New Sneak Peek
Thanks to Ivan for the heads up.

19th October - Sneak Peek and Trailer
Thanks to Ivan for the heads up.

11th October - Sneak Peek 2

9th October 2017 - Sneak Peek
Thanks to Ivan for the heads up.

9th October 2017 - Hela Featurette
Thanks to Ivan for the heads up.

28th September 2017 - Behind the Scenes Featurette

8th September 2017 - New TV Spot - Contender

7th September 2017 - Character Posters

17th August 2017 - International Trailer
Thanks to Ivan for the heads up.

10th August 2017 - International Poster

22nd July 2017 - Comic-Con Teaser Info

Comic-Con Poster

Comic-Con Trailer

7th July 2017 - Have The Merchandise Revealed Characters?

Surtur and Fenris the wolf can seen in the Thor Ragnarok toys. Have they accidentally revealed that they'll play a part in the film?
Also this appears to be our first look at Miek and possibly Korg.

11th April 2017 - Teaser Trailer

14th March 2017 - Reasons Why Natalie Portman Isn't in the Movie

The first two Thor movies found the Norse god (Chris Hemsworth) falling for Natalie Portman’s astrophysicist Jane Foster. But Foster (and Portman) are both absent in November’s third installment, Thor: Ragnarok. So what happened?

Simple: Thor and Jane broke up.

Ragnarok presents a very different (and very single) Thor, who we last saw flying off to figure out who was manipulating the Avengers. “He’s off exploring the universe, still trying to police it and control the mayhem,” says Hemsworth. “But he’s certainly enjoying being a drifter, being a solo cowboy out there.”

He eventually does, though, meet warrior Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) on Sakaar but it’s unclear whether the pair’s relationship will ever be romantic. “We wanted Thor to encounter somebody that was near his equal and that his relationship with Jane may have evolved in unexpected ways in between The Dark World and Ragnarok and we wanted to pit him against a character who was much more his equal and in many ways his superior,” says Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige. “Valkyrie is trying to not embrace any sort of Asgardian heritage that she has. Thor thinks maybe that will create a bond between them and, on the contrary, she wants to forget it all entirely.”

For her part, Portman knew the writing was on the wall. When asked about the Thor films, the actress told the Wall Street Journal last summer, “As far as I know, I’m done.”

9th March 2017 - First Look Photos
Thanks to Emily for the heads up.

8th March 2017 - EW Cover + Interview

When Hela is accidentally unleashed from her prison, she is not psyched. “She’s been locked away for millennia getting more and more cross, and then, with a mistake, she gets unleashed and she ain’t getting back in that box,” says Blanchett, who worked with legendary stuntwoman Zoë Bell (Grindhouse) and learned the Brazilian martial art capoeira to prep for the role. Her attack on Thor sends him to Sakaar where he is forced to become a gladiator and realizes he’s no longer super special. “[Sakaar is] basically where every wormhole across the universe dumps out its trash, so you get people from all walks of life with all sorts of incredible abilities and powers,” Hemsworth explains. “No one cares what prince or king Thor may have been in another world. Also, his strength is pretty easily matched with those he finds himself amongst.” Case in point: Sakaar’s most successful (and popular) fighter is The Hulk.

5th January 2017 - Synopsis + BTS Image

“In Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok, Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok – the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization – at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger – the Incredible Hulk!”

“Thor: Ragnarok” is directed by Taika Waititi and returns Chris Hemsworth starring as Thor and Tom Hiddleston reprising his role as Loki. They are joined by Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson and Karl Urban, with Mark Ruffalo and Anthony Hopkins.


  • 24th September 2016 - Sam Neill Joins Cast
    Director Taika Waititi already found a way to reunite with his Hunt for the Wilderpeople star Sam Neill — by putting him in his Marvel movie. The actor, most known for playing Dr. Alan Grant in Jurassic Park, revealed during an interview with ShortList that he filmed a secret role for Thor: Ragnarok.

    “I’m not really allowed to say this and I can’t tell you what it is…I did a couple of days on Thor just before I came over here,” Neill said, noting how he “had to sign all sorts of things. So if I say anything else, Marvel’s secret agents — and they are lethal — will come and get me and probably my children, as well.”

  • 24th July 2016 - Teasers

  • 24th July 2016 - New Logo

  • 24th July 2016 - Hulk Armor Revealed

  • 21st May 2016 - Marvel Confirms Cast
    Two-time Oscar®-winner Cate Blanchett (“Blue Jasmine,” “Carol, “Cinderella”) joins Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok” as the mysterious and powerful new villain Hela, along with Jeff Goldblum (the upcoming “Independence Day: Resurgence,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “Jurassic Park”) who joins the cast as the eccentric Grandmaster, Tessa Thompson (“Creed,” “Selma”) who will bring the classic hero Valkyrie to life on the big screen, and Karl Urban (“Star Trek” trilogy, “The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King”) who will add his might to the fray as Skurge.

    Rounding out the cast for the film is three-time Oscar®-nominee Mark Ruffalo (“Spotlight,” “The Kids Are All Right,” “Foxcatcher”), reprising his role of Bruce Banner/the Hulk from “Marvel’s The Avengers” and Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron.”

    “The continuation of the epic Thor franchise will be powerful and unique, and with the additions of Cate, Jeff, Tessa, Karl, and Mark to the cast we have the makings of his most dangerous and heroic adventure yet,” said Producer Kevin Feige. “The sheer, raw talent each of these actors brings to the screen can’t be quantified. Having any one of them join the Marvel Cinematic Universe would be an honor, and having all of them is incredible."

    Thor’s new cast members join returning stars Chris Hemsworth (“Rush,” “In the Heart of the Sea,” “Ghostbusters”) in the title role for the fifth time; Tom Hiddleston (“Crimson Peak,” “The Night Manager,” “Kong: Skull Island”) as Thor’s adversarial, adopted brother, Loki; Golden Globe® and Screen Actors Guild Award winner Idris Elba (“The Dark Tower,” “Luther,” “Beasts of No Nation”) as the Asgardian sentry, Heimdall; and Academy Award®-winner Sir Anthony Hopkins (“Silence of the Lambs,” “Nixon,” “Hitchcock”) again portraying Odin, Ruler of Asgard.

    “Thor: Ragnarok,” the third installment of Marvel’s popular Norse Super Hero, is directed by Oscar®-nominated filmmaker Taika Waititi (“Two Cars, One Night,” “What We Do in the Shadows,” “Hunt for the Wilderpeople”). Kevin Feige will produce the film, joined by executive producers Louis D’Esposito, Brad Winderbaum, Victoria Alonso, Thomas M. Hammel and Stan Lee.

  • 11th April 2016 - Tessa Thompson Joins Cast; Natalie Portman Not Returning
    Details for Thompson’s part have not been revealed, but she could be the female lead as Natalie Portman, who was the female lead as Dr. Jane Foster in the previous two Thor installments, is not returning.

    Tessa Thompson (Creed) has entered the Marvel Universe. The young actress first will star opposite Natalie Portman in Alex Garland’s Annihilation then segue to the third installment of the Thor franchise as Chris Hemsworth’s love interest. That film is expected to start production at the end of July.

    Sources tell Deadline that Thompson’s character in Thor: Ragnarok will be a kind of superhero and will appear in other Marvel films as well. Thompson is a regular opposite Anthony Hopkins on HBO’s drama series Westworld, which resumed production this week.

  • 30th December 2015 - Will Take Place Primarily In The Cosmos
    Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has been previewing Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the press recently, and he says fans should expect something different out of Thor: Ragnarok.

    Feige tells Empire that Thor: Ragnarok will be a departure from the previous two Thor movies.

    “I don't think people will read into that title alone [regarding] what the movie's going to be,” he said. “It's going to be, perhaps, as totally different from the two prior Thor movies as Winter Soldier was from the first Captain America. We want to take it to new places, we've got new characters that will show how big we're swinging on this. And we have a Hulk.”

    When Feige says he wants to “take it to new places,” he’s speaking both figuratively and literally, as the film will spend much less time on Earth, and much more time in space.

    “The film takes place within the cosmos primarily which is to say, frankly, very little Earth.”

  • 12th December 2015 - Cate Blanchett In Final Negotiations to Join Cast
    Cate Blanchett, coming off her best actress nomination for the 1950s drama Carol, is in final negotiations to join Thor: Ragnarok, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

    The move comes a little more than a week after the Marvel Studios project hired Stephany Folsom to work on the script.

    It is unclear what character Blanchett would play but several sources say that Marvel has been on the hunt for a “bad-ass female.”

    Taika Waititi, who co-wrote and co-directed the vampire spoof What We Do In the Shadows, is directing the project, the third installment of Marvel’s Thor movies.

    Chris Hemsworth will be back as the Norse god of thunder for the film that is also due to feature a team-up with the Hulk.

  • 5th December 2015 - New Female Writer Hired, Stephany Folsom to Work on Script
    Stephany Folsom has been tapped to work on the script for Thor: Ragnarok.

    It’s the first move on the Marvel Studios project since early October, when Taika Waititi, who co-wrote and co-directed the vampire spoof What We Do In the Shadows, came on board to direct the project, the third installment of Marvel’s Thor movies.

    Chris Hemsworth will be back as the Norse god of thunder for the feature project that is also due to feature a team-up with the Hulk.

    Christopher Yost and Craig Kyle previously worked on the script.

    Folsom is the latest female writer to be brought into the Marvel stable, whose stock in trade is a genre that many think of as male-oriented. Marvel already had Nicole Perlman as a writer on Guardians of the Galaxy and she is now writing Captain Marvel with another female screenwriter, Meg LeFauve (Inside Out).

    Folsom is best known for her 2013 Black List script 1969: A Space Odyssey or How Kubrick Learned to Stop Worrying and Land on the Moon. The drama earned high marks in its alternate history telling of a publicist that convinces filmmaker Stanley Kubrick to work with NASA in order to fake the moon landing.

  • 14th November 2015 - Rumor - Will Have A Female Villain
    Over at Birth.Movies.Death they’re hearing that lady hero Valkyrie could be joining the team in Ragnarok. She was on the list of potentials for Thor: The Dark World but didn’t make the final cut, so she’s already in the wheelhouse. If Valkyrie is really coming to the big screen, that will make two high-profile female roles being cast in Ragnarok, because I have heard that Marvel is also planning on bringing their first major female villain into their cinematic universe. I don’t know who the character is for sure, but there are a couple likely candidates from Asgard: Amora the Enchantress, a sorceress; or Hela, Queen of the Dead (and also Loki’s daughter but that won’t necessarily be the case if Hela does indeed get the cinematic treatment).

    Bringing a villainess into the Marvel Cinematic Universe is a two-for-one bargain, addressing both the ongoing lack of diversity in superhero movies and also Marvel’s memorable villain problem. To that end, and empowered by their recent A-list success in casting Doctor Strange, Marvel will pursue a big name actress for Mystery Villainess—like Cate Blanchett big. With Mark Ruffalo along for the ride, this guy directing, and potentially two major new female characters, are you feeling Thor 3 yet? I kind of am.

  • 16th October 2015 - Mark Ruffalo Nears Deal To Join Cast
    BREAKING: Marvel Studios is near a deal with Mark Ruffalo to bring his Hulk character to Thor: Ragnarok, the third installment of the hammer-wielding Norse god series that stars Chris Hemsworth.

    The film will be directed by Taika Waititi, the New Zealand-born director whose credits include the indie Eagle Vs Shark and last year’s Sundance vampire mockumentary What We Do In The Shadows.

    Disney has set a November 3, 2017, release date for Thor 3. Rumors of Ruffalo’s involvement is tearing up the geek sites, and it’s indeed happening.

  • 2nd October 2015 - Taiki Waititi in Negotiations to Direct
    Taiki Waititi, who co-wrote and directed the vampire spoof What We Do In the Shadows, is in negotiations to direct the third installment of Marvel’s Thor movies, titled Thor: Ragnarok.

    Waititi’s emergence as the choice caps off a round of intense meetings that took place over the last month. Ruben Fleischer, Rob Letterman, and Rawson Marshall Thurber were the other directors that were finalists for the gig.

  • 22nd July 2015 - Jaimie Alexander Confirms Sif Will Have A Pivotal Part In The Film
    What's going to happen with you and your character Sif in the next "Thor" film? We've been teasing out a lot of your character's origins, but we've never seen it. Are we going to explore this? And how deep are we going to go ?

    Marvel, I think on purpose, they don’t tell me certain things. Because they know I’ll be like, "So here's what's gonna happen." But I do know I will be in "Thor 3" and that Sif will have a very pivotal part in that movie. I just can’t tell you what because I’ll get shot.


  • 20th June 2015 - Rumor - Marvel Wants Kenneth Branagh From Original Thor To Direct

    I was hearing that Marvel wanted Kenneth Branagh back for ‘Thor 3′. But, he just got an offer to direct ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ at Fox. So, I don’t know if it is going to happen or not. They’re thinking about bringing him back into the fold.


  • 9th February 2015 - New Release Date Scheduled

    Four future installments in the Marvel Cinematic Universe have received new release dates through 2019, including Thor’s next solo adventure as well as the first films for Black Panther, Captain Marvel and the Inhumans!

    Marvel’s “Thor: Ragnarok” will hit theaters November 3, 2017. The following year, Marvel’s “Black Panther” will make its way to theaters on July 6, 2018, and Marvel’s “Captain Marvel” on November 2, 2018. Finally, Marvel’s “Inhumans” will now debut in theaters July 12, 2019.


  • 28th October 2014 - Film Announced
    Marvel Studios held a major event in Los Angeles today, announcing titles, release dates, and initial details for the Marvel movies coming out between now and 2020.

    Thor 3 is now officially known as Thor: Ragnarok, and is confirmed to hit theaters on July 28, 2017:

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