There are a sure variety of issues you’ll be able to anticipate from a Marvel film. Some of these issues embody an especially excessive variety of Easter eggs, mind-blowing end-credit scenes, a hilarious Stan Lee cameo, ominous foreshadowing, and an overload of comedian guide references. No Marvel film can be full with none of this stuff, and Thor: Ragnarok is not any completely different.
By now you’ve gotten seen the third installment of the Thor films, and when you have not, you could wish to cease studying as a result of there are positively going to be spoilers up forward.
If you’re nonetheless studying, you’ve gotten seen the hilariously action-packed movie, full of recent characters, new faces, and new hair-dos. However, this text will contact on the issues that you could be not have seen – these Marvel Easter eggs, references, and subtleties that we’ve come to anticipate, love, and obsessively hunt for.
Thor: Ragnarok doesn’t overlook the place it comes from and director Taika Waititi made positive so as to add as many tributes as doable to the story’s origin and background. It is really a Marvel-ous masterpiece.
So seize your magnifying glbades and prepare for a hunt, as a result of listed here are the 25 Things You Completely Missed In Thor: Ragnarok.
25. Teasing the Infinity Gauntlet Theory and the Soul Stone
Thor: Ragnarok closes one of many greatest plot holes within the MCU – the existence of two Infinity Gauntlets.
In the primary Thor film, a glimpse of the Infinity Gauntlet might be seen in Odin’s vault. However, it was later revealed that Thanos already had it. So, to shut the hole and cease the hate mail, the MCU threw in a humorous little line.
While in Odin’s vault, Hela pushes over the Infinity Gauntlet and yells “Fake!” This one line was a fast and straightforward solution to clarify why we see two gauntlets within the MCU.
However, though the film closed one door, it stored one other one extensive open. Where is the soul stone? As one of many final films earlier than Infinity War, many followers believed that Ragnarok would reveal the situation of the final Infinity Stone. Although it nonetheless stays a thriller, this hasn’t stopped followers from theorizing.
We know that the final stone is orange, so one concept means that the Eternal Flame might be the soul gem. When Hela continues her stroll by means of Odin’s vault she criticizes all the pieces in it. However, she factors on the Tesseract saying, “that’s not unhealthy” however then calls the Eternal Flame, “true energy.”
24. Loki’s Glance on the Tesseract
When Loki goes into Odin’s vault to resurrect the Surtur, we see a glimpse of hesitation as he pbades by the Tesseract. Although the scene cuts out earlier than we see what occurs subsequent, that fast but longing look Loki takes on the Space Stone might be of main significance within the subsequent Avengers film.
In the San Diego Comic-Con trailer for Avengers: Infinity War, Loki may be noticed presenting the Tesseract to somebody that appears to be Thanos. If Loki is in possession of the gem within the subsequent installment of the Avengers, we are able to solely badume that he took it whereas he was within the vault. After all, it’s not just like the God of Mischief to cross up a chance to additional his personal motives.
23. The Relationship Between the Grandmaster and the Collector
Did you discover that the Grandmaster seems to be eerily just like one other character within the Marvel Universe?
At the Marvel Studios panel at San Diego Comic-Con Jeff Goldblum, the actor that performs the Grandmaster, revealed that the MCU is honoring the comedian books and making the Grandmaster the brother of the Collector from Guardians of the Galaxy.
He instructed the viewers, “We’re elders of the universe. We came shortly after the Big Bang. We’re the oldest living creatures in the universe. Grandmaster and my brother, Collector. I rule on this planet Sakaar and I put together games.”
The Grandmaster and the Collector look alike, and each have that particular blue mark on their lips. Interestingly sufficient, the Collector’s first look within the MCU was additionally through the end-credits of Thor: The Dark World.
22. The Mid-Credit Scene
Every MCU film comes geared up with end-credit scenes and Ragnarok’s credit positively stored us on the sting of our seats.
During the mid-credit scene, Thor and Loki are joking round about Earth not wanting Loki again. Thor says all the pieces might be fantastic, when hastily, the ominous music performs and they’re approached by a large ship.
The most supported concept is that the ship is in reality, that of Thanos. Seeing how Loki more than likely grabbed the Tesseract whereas in Odin’s vault, he in all probability contacted Thanos to provide him the situation of the Asgardians’ ship.
This is why we see Loki providing up the Tesseract within the Infinity War trailers, and why we see Thor floating by means of area. However, one level to notice is that Thor had each eyes on this trailer. So, is that this concept fully mistaken or was that only a trick the MCU used to cover the ending of Ragnarok?
21. Point Break Reference
When Thor enters the Quinjet he has a tough time getting access to its controls. The ship asks for voice recognition enter and he makes use of many alternative names together with, “Thor,” “Thor, Son of Odin,” “God of Thunder,” and “Strongest Avenger.” However, the identify that in the end positive factors him entry is “Point Break.”
Point Break is the identify Tony Stark gave Thor within the first Avengers movie due to his resemblance to Patrick Swayze within the 1991 movie, Point Break. In this surfer-robber ’90s film, Swayze sports activities lengthy luscious blonde hair, very like the God of Thunder’s flowing locks, and Stark is more than pleased to level this out now and again.
20. The Faces within the Palace
Prior to the discharge of the movie, many individuals had been in a position to spot this Easter egg in official trailers for the film. Therefore, producer Kevin Feige addressed it at a press convention and confirmed that the faces on the palace mirror earlier Grandmaster champions.
He instructed followers, “The biggest Easter eggs are on the side of the Sakaran Palace – right Taika? There are – there are previous Grandmaster champions that we see, as one for Hulk is being constructed, and those are all sort of Easter eggs for the deeper comic universe – that may or may not ever show up in the cinematic universe, but we thought it’d be fun to celebrate.”
Fans have concluded that the faces are these of Beta Ray Bill (prime left), Ares (prime proper), Bi-Beast (backside proper), and Man-Thing (prime). Then there’s the one nonetheless being constructed which is the present champion, Hulk.
19. All Of the Easter Eggs
Waititi integrated many points of his life into Thor: Ragnarok. For one, the film was suffering from Australian inside jokes. Since the film was shot in Australia and Waititi hails from New Zealand, all of the area ships within the film had been named after Australian vehicles. The Commodore, Statesmen, Terrano, and Kingswood are all vehicles made by the Australian producer, Holden.
The Commodore – the ship they escape on – was additionally painted the colours of the Aboriginal flag and Valkyrie’s spaceship was painted the colour of the Tino Rangatiratanga, or Māori flag.
Another Easter egg thrown into the film performs tribute to a preferred, comedic animated sitcom. The retirement residence the place Loki supposedly left Odin was referred to as “Shady Acres” which can also be the identify of the retirement residence in South Park.
During many scenes of the film, Korg talks a few “Doug” that died preventing the Grandmaster’s champion. This may be a possible nod to Doug Braithwaite, an illustrator for a lot of Thor comedian books.
18. Valkyrie’s Nickname
The Grandmaster refers to Valkyrie as “Scrapper 142.” Although it could look like a random quantity, 142 really refers to Valkyrie’s first true look within the Marvel Universe – Incredible Hulk #142.
Although Valkyrie first appeared in Avengers #83 in 1970, she was merely an impersonation by the Enchantress moderately than her true self. Therefore, Valkyrie’s actual debut occurred in 1971 when she appeared in Incredible Hulk #142. In this comedian, she took the physique of Samantha Parrington and held a tough stance towards males, which led her to battle the Hulk.
Valkyrie finally joined the Defenders however was killed of their remaining subject. She was resurrected in a Doctor Strange timeline in 1988, however since then, has solely appeared in a few comics within the 90s.
17. Hulk’s Bed
The Hulk has as fairly swanky room in Sakaar, however did you discover that his mattress seems to be prefer it got here straight out of The Flintstones?
The mattress submit is definitely the skeletal stays of the beast Hulk beat to turn out to be the Grandmaster’s champion. It can also be an fascinating reveal of what he has been doing since Age of Ultron.
Mark Ruffalo, the actor that performs the Hulk instructed CinemaBlend, “We had to basically figure out what happened, how he got there. He was captured like Thor was – that’s how he knows Valkyrie, and she becomes his coach along the way.”
“He becomes the champion, they love him. He ends up beating the beast that the bed was made out of. That’s the previous champion! He tore him in half, and made him his headboard. You do all that,” he stated.
16. The Foreshadowing of the Shirts
There are many scenes that foreshadow the top of the film, however none are as fascinating because the foreshadowing shirts. In two separate events, the shirts Thor and Banner put on level to future enemies they’ll encounter within the film.
In the start of Ragnarok, when Loki takes Thor to seek out Odin, Thor is carrying a jacket with two shirts beneath. The prime shirt is inexperienced, whereas the one beneath is purple. Now, what character may that symbolize? Thor’s inexperienced and purple shirt positively foreshadows his struggle with the Hulk on Sakaar.
When the Hulk turns again into Bruce Banner, Thor provides him Tony Stark’s garments to put on. The shirt he places on has a picture of a Duran Duran album cowl. One of their hit songs is Hungry Like the Wolf, which foreshadows the Hulk’s battle with Fenris Wolf.
15. The Surtur Foreshadowing Line
In the start of the film we see Thor again in motion, preventing the Surtur – ruler of Musphelheim and Lord of Ragnarok. When Thor triumphantly returns to Asgard with the Surtur’s cranium, he provides it to a random Asgardian and tells him to “lock this manner in a vault so it doesn’t flip into a large monster and destroy the entire planet.”
This seemingly misplaced line factors to the age-old prophecy that acknowledged the Surtur will turn out to be empowered by the Eternal Flame and convey on Ragnarok. According to the prophecy, these occasions would then result in the demise of Hela and the last word finish of Asgard.
14. Valkyrie is Bi
Tessa Thompson, the actress who performs Valkyrie in Thor: Ragnarok, confirmed by means of Twitter that Valkyrie is bi-badual, although you’ll be able to’t inform within the movie.
On October 21st, she tweeted, “She’s bi. And yes, she cares very little about what men think of her. What a joy to play!” and two days later she added, “YES! Val is Bi within the comics & I used to be devoted to that in her depiction. But her baduality isn’t explicitly addressed in Thor: Ragnarok.”
Many folks had been very receptive to Valkyrie’s portrayal within the film and the way she may painting her baduality with out over-emphasizing it. However, Thompson later revealed scene which hinted to her baduality was really lower from the film.
In this scene, the viewers would have seen a girl strolling out of Valkyrie’s bed room. It was in the end lower as a result of the crew thought it took an excessive amount of consideration away from the larger narrative.
13. Odin Calling Norway Home
When Thor and Loki discover Odin, he’s alone on a cliff in Norway. He tells them about Hela however then says one thing that holds a variety of significance. Odin tells his sons to “Remember this place, residence.”
This line has one in every of two meanings. The first is that it references the origins of Odin, Thor, and Loki. They had been tailored by Marvel from Norse mythology and far of their character, character, plot, and background are all based mostly on the theologies of 13th century Norway.
Secondly, Odin’s message additionally foreshadows the top of Asgard and Thor bringing the Asgardians to a brand new residence – Earth. In the comics, this new house is Broxton, Oklahoma. However, some folks suppose that the brand new residence might be Norway, as predicted by Odin.
12. The Family Mash-Up
Odin’s poor parenting expertise have created a variety of household strife all through the Thor films and these issues proceed in Ragnarok. In this movie, we meet one other member of the family in search of revenge as a result of Daddy didn’t love her sufficient.
Hela enters the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Thor and Loki’s vengeful sister. However, her relationship to the household hasn’t stayed true to the comics. In the comics, Hela is definitely Loki’s daughter.
Not solely is she Loki’s daughter, however Fenris Wolf, the beast Hela resurrects with the Eternal Flame, is her brother, and one other one in every of Loki’s offspring. This relationship was additionally in the end eradicated from the film.
Now we all know that Loki isn’t really Odin’s son both, and when Hela uncovers Odin’s hidden mural, we get a glimpse of Loki’s actual father and an fascinating nod at their twisted household troubles.
11. Silver Surfer Reference
When Thor finds out that the Grandmaster’s champion is Hulk, he immediately turns into relieved and shouts “YES! Hey, we all know one another. He’s a pal from work.” This line might be probably the most memorable scenes within the film, but it surely wasn’t made solely for the movie. It was really taken straight from a Planet Hulk comedian that featured the Silver Surfer.
In the comedian, Hulk enters Sakaar’s area and is met by his contender, the Silver Surfer. When he realizes who it’s, Hulk says “He’s the Silver Surfer, he’s my… pal.”
The scene in Thor: Ragnarok performs out very equally, with Thor sporting the obedience disk that Hulk wore within the comedian. However, as an alternative of claiming “he’s my pal,” Thor says “he’s a pal from work.” This line was really added to the movie when a child from the Make-A-Wish Foundation visited the set.
According to Chris Hemsworth, the child instructed him, “You know, you should say, ‘He’s a friend from work!’”
10. The Donald Blake Tap
In the comics, Thor’s human identification is named Doctor Donald Blake. This identify is referenced in lots of Easter eggs all through the Thor films. For instance, within the first film, the identify reveals up on a cast driver’s license that Agent Coulson regarded as much as verify Thor’s identification. Donald Blake can also be the identify of Jane Foster’s ex in the identical film.
Donald Blake additionally seems as soon as once more in Thor: Ragnarok. When Thor and Loki go to New York, Thor disguises his Mjolnir, or large hammer, as an umbrella. He then faucets it on the bottom to return to his true type and alter the umbrella again right into a hammer. This tapping movement is a reference to the way in which wherein Doctor Blake would remodel within the comics.
9. Loki’s Family Play
Loki (disguised as Odin) places on a hilarious play to commemorate his demise. However, did you discover the Hollywood actors who had been within the play?
According to Waititi, “If Loki was gonna write a play about his death, then he would want to get the most talented actors he could, the biggest stars of Asgardian theater, to come and do his thing.” So, it was solely pure that Loki forged bigtime star, Matt Damon to play the function of himself.
For the function of Odin, Loki forged Sam Neill, identified for his function in Jurbadic Park. Coincidentally, that is the primary film since Jurbadic Park the place Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum have appeared collectively.
Lastly, the function of Thor was given to somebody that appears similar to the God of Thunder – Chris Hemworth’s real-life brother, Luke Hemsworth.
eight. Jack Kirby’s Influence
The 12 months 2017 marks what would have been Jack Kirby’s 100th birthday and Thor: Ragnarok did its greatest to honor his legacy.
Kevin Feige instructed us that, “Jack Kirby has been an influence on every Marvel movie we’ve ever made because he built the Marvel Universe with Stan, Steve Ditko, and the whole gang there.”
“But this movie, and coincidentally being the 100th year anniversary of Jack Kirby’s birth, we really wanted to be that unabashed love letter, and a film by Taika, when talking to the art department, and saying, ‘Oh, look at that, it really should be like this,’ looking at Jack Kirby costumes and background panels, and the art department doing something inspired by it and then Taika going ‘No, no. Do this!’ [referencing exact Kirby art] And that’s why you have, it’s a direct translation of Kirby’s artwork, which hasn’t been seen in a movie before,” he stated.
Kirby’s affect is seen all through Sakaar from its costume to its set design. In one scene particularly, the place Thor and Hulk are hiding within the streets of Sakaar, you’ll be able to see a Jack Kirby model Hulk on one of many banners. Kirby created the character with Stan Lee again in 1962.
Skurge is a personality who was taken straight out of the comics and due to this fact, yow will discover many references to his comedian guide persona all through the film.
His signature weapon of alternative is the Bloodaxe, which resembles the enormous axe that Skurge is holding on the finish of the film. He does nonetheless have a love for rifles which is referenced at first of the film when he introduces his beloved weapons as “Des” and “Troy.”
Hela additionally reveals to Skurge that she was as soon as Odin’s executioner and that Skurge might be hers. This is a becoming function for the villain as his nickname within the comics is Executioner.
Lastly, Skurge’s heroic demise is strictly the identical as his demise in The Mighty Thor #360-362. In the comedian world, he sacrifices himself to save lots of Thor from Hela’s military of the useless, very like he does in Ragnarok.
6. Banner and Thor’s Uncoordinated High Five
Throughout the movie, there’s a clear aura of awkwardness round Thor and Bruce Banner, as they appear like essentially the most unlikely of companions.
This may be seen by the various instances that Thor tries to coax Hulk into reworking again to Banner by utilizing Black Widow’s phrase, “Hey there, mbadive man. The solar’s getting actual low.” As laborious as Thor tries, he can’t appear to get by means of to Hulk.
However, the most important image of Banner and Thor’s awkward relationship may be seen after Hulk modifications again to Banner. After Valkyrie reveals that she has Loki they usually provide you with a plan to go away Sakaar, Banner and Thor share an uncoordinated excessive 5. It’s laborious to note, however when you pay shut consideration, Thor really fist bumps whereas Banner excessive fives.
5. The Big Wooden Fork
Prior to preventing the Grandmaster’s champion, Thor is allowed to choose his weapon of alternative. While deciding, Korg asks Thor if he desires to make use of a “mbadive picket fork.” However, when Thor refuses, Korg says, “Yeah, not likely helpful, until you had been preventing off three vampires that had been huddled collectively.”
This hilarious line is a reference to one in every of Taika Waititi’s earlier movies: a comedic horror film referred to as What We Do within the Shadows. The film is a mockumentary that follows the lifetime of three vampires huddled in an condominium, therefore Korg’s badertion. Korg’s line about vampires huddled collectively could be very becoming since Korg is voiced by Waititi himself.
four. The Yggdrasil Tree
The Yggdrasil is the world tree that holds the 9 realms collectively. Thor attracts the tree for Jane Foster within the first Thor film and it’s also seen carved into the wall the place Red Skull finds the Tesseract.
In Ragnarok, the Yggdrasil tree may be seen carved into the picket door of the secure haven the place Heimdall is hiding the Asgardians from Hela. At the top of the film, there’s a highly effective shot of an badogous trying tree being consumed by fireplace as Surtur destroys Asgard.
This could be very symbolic because the tree sits on the middle of the universe and represents the well being and wellbeing of the 9 realms. It may additionally foreshadow horrible occasions to come back, doubtlessly related with the arrival of Thanos and his destruction of the universe.
three. Led Zeppelin’s Immigrant Song
Versions of Led Zeppelin’s Immigrant Song are performed in lots of main films, however Thor: Ragnarok used the track twice, emphasizing its significance to the movie.
The first time the track was performed was at first of the film when Thor battled the Surtur. Here, it could look like it was added just because it’s a very cool track to play, however the track is definitely foreshadowing the top of the film.
In Zeppelin’s Immigrant Song, there’s a line that claims, “the hammer of the gods will drive our ships to new lands.” At the top of the film, when the track is performed once more, the hammer of God, or Thor, is utilizing his lightning skills to tackle Hela’s military and defend the Asgardians as they board their “ship to new lands.”
2. Planet Hulk References
Back in 2014, there have been rumors circulating about Marvel making a Planet Hulk film. Although the followers by no means bought their film, Ragnarok integrated many references and did a fantastic tribute to the comics.
Korg and Miek are each characters from the Planet Hulk storyline and Thor even makes a reference to this on the finish of the film by asking Miek the place he’s from.
Planet Hulk additionally takes place on Sakaar. In the comics, Hulk is pressured to struggle within the gladiatorial area, very like Thor. The armor Hulk wears within the film can also be nearly similar to his outfit within the comedian.
1. Stan Lee’s Cameo and Thor’s Haircut
No Marvel film is full with out a Stan Lee cameo, and the cameo in Ragnarok is the perfect but.
In this film, Stan Lee is working for the Grandmaster and it’s his responsibility to chop Thor’s luscious locks. This is exceptionally important as a result of Thor’s hair is lower off within the comics after he turns into unworthy of holding his hammer. Since Thor’s Mjolnir was destroyed by Hela, the MCU holds true to the comics by reducing his hair – and who greatest to do it than Stan Lee himself?
Did you additionally discover the design that was lower into his hair? It’s a lightning bolt, and a fantastic nod to the God of Thunder.
During a video montage for Stan Lee’s imprint ceremony at Hollyword’s TCL Chinese Theater, Chris Hemsworth and Taika Waititi had been proven congratulating Stan the Man.
In the video, Hemsworth says, “We’re right here capturing [Ragnarok] wherein you probably did a cameo immediately, which is your greatest on but, I feel,” and Waititi follows with, “[I] met you the other day. You came in and… your cameo is one of the funniest things in the film.”
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