The very title of Thor: Ragnarok offers clues about what the film’s plot will revolve around. In Norse mythology, “Ragnarok” refers to a cataclysmic event that results in the destruction of Asgard and the deaths of many notable heroes, so naturally many assumed that the new Thor film would deal with something similar. However, a new report suggests that this may not be the case at all and that the “Ragnarok” in the film’s title may refer to something very different.
There are potentially some HUGE SPOILERS ahead, so you may want to bow out now if you want to remain unsullied on the film’s plot.
For the second time today, Schmoes Know has broken a big Marvel movie scoop, as the outlet is reporting that Ragnarok isn’t a cataclysmic event in the film after all; rather, it’s the name of the planet that Thor and Hulk find themselves stranded on. We knew that the film would be borrowing some story ideas from the Planet Hulk comic arc, but it looks like it will going deeper than expected with that storyline by featuring the Thor and Hulk teaming up to escape the gladiatorial arena being overseen by Jeff Goldblum’s Grandmaster. Apparently, the planet Ragnarok is also where we’ll meet the film’s new heroine, Valkyrie, as well as Skurge the Executioner, the villain played by Karl Urban.
While this is quite the bombshell reveal if true, we’re still betting that the film will deal with some pretty serious, end-of-world scenarios based on the involvement of Cate Blanchett’s villain Hela, who is rumored to overtake Asgard and break Thor’s hammer Mjolnir in the film.