Two years ago, we all fell in love with Darryl—Thor’s roommate and co-star in a pair of short films directed by Taika Waititi that simultaneously showed us what Thor: Ragnarok could be, and explained why Thor wasn’t in Captain America: Civil War.
The first trailer for Avengers: Infinity War, released last month, confirmed Thor’s fate from his latest solo film: He lost his eye and is now wearing a patch. This reveal left a few fans surprised and a bit confused, as early photos and footage from San Diego Comic-Con showed Thor with 20/20 vision. Does this mean…
Though a big part of what made Thor: Ragnarok such a delightful change from Marvel’s other Thor films was its refreshing decision to embrace the visual whimsy of Jack Kirby’s style, the movie also owed a lot to writer Greg Pak’s Planet Hulk storyline from 2006.
2017 was full of cuddly critters and sexy beasts—from the littlest baby tree to the evil clown king of Tumblr. That’s why io9's Beth Elderkin and Jill Pantozzi have siphoned out the top 10 creatures who stole their hearts this year. Check out the video below.
As 2017 comes to an end, io9 starts to look back at the year that was. In film, at least, the year was excellent. So excellent, in fact, that figuring out the top 10 scifi, superhero, and fantasy films was incredibly difficult. However, while there are at least 25-30 movies from 2017 deserve at least some recognition,…
Thor: Ragnarok’s Valkyrie is a proper badass who doesn’t really need weapons to beat folks into a pulp, but she does seem to be rather fond of bladed weapons during the movie. In newly-released concept art for the character, though, she’s wielding a pair of weapons that would have been way cooler.
Thor: Ragnarok’s talented director Taika Waititi has become well-known for his fashion sense but his Korg “costume” on set of the Marvel movie is even more interesting to look at.
Hela’s headdress from Thor: Ragnarok is the best thing to happen in film in 2017. It should win an Oscar. That headdress should be inducted into the Screenwriter’s Guild. It’s the queer icon of a queer icon.
Kenneth Branagh, the Shakespearean director and actor who the world’s first introduction to the MCU’s Thor, has some insights into the pressures behind one of Marvel’s first cinematic universe films.
With Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie, Thor: Ragnarok has technically introduced the first canonically queer character to appear in the MCU, but because the only explicit nod to Valkyrie’s sexuality was ultimately cut from the film, her queerness remains almost entirely subtextual. It’s a bummer, but we can take solace in…
What could possibly be better than Cate Blanchett as Hela, the goddess of death? Laura Dern playing Cate Blanchett playing Hela, of course.
If it wasn’t in the trailer for Thor: Ragnarok, this would be considered a spoiler. Very early in the movie, Hela destroys Mjolnir, Thor’s iconic hammer, which was given to him by his father, Odin. Fans have wondered if Thor would get his weapon back—but a new video from Marvel suggests that’s not going to happen.
By now you probably know that Thor: Ragnarok has two end credit scenes. The first is the big one that ties into the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe. The second, which is much more appropriate to the film, is a funny little aside and director Taika Waititi revealed it was one of just many choices he had for the ending.
Thor: Ragnarok is a great movie—but one area where it falters is with Valkyrie. Not because of characterization, because she’s just as great, kickass, and engaging as the rest of the cast. But Ragnarok’s Valkyrie was meant to be bisexual, and the erasure of that identity in the film is profoundly disappointing.
Depending on who you ask, the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Asgardians are either actual gods who periodically descend from the heavens, or merely a race of super long-lived, technologically-advanced aliens. Either way, Thor: Ragnarok has a fair amount of proper magic thanks to a brief Doctor Strange cameo.
As with many Marvel films, Thor: Ragnarok left audiences with more than a couple of unsolved mysteries and unresolved issues after its final end-credits scene. Here are 10 questions we have the answers to, courtesy of Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige and Ragnarok director Taika Waititi—and well as the five biggest…
In celebration of Loki’s most recent outing in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there’s a new clothing line celebrating the trickster god’s aesthetic. And it’s awesome.
When Taika Waititi conceived Thor: Ragnarok for Marvel, he had more than Flash Gordon in mind. In fact, he initially wanted to throw a little John Hughes ‘80s teen comedy into the mix, too.
Today, Thor: Ragnarok hits theaters to threaten a chunk of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with apocalyptic doom. In the comics, however, an apocalypse is not nearly as rare an occurrence as you might think, because the Marvel multiverse has faced utter calamity several times in the past. Here are the 10 best…
Sure, Thor: Ragnarok is a pretty great movie. But who needs fancy lightning special effects and dazzling set design when you could just watch the cast perform it in front of you like a high school play?