The final installment of the Thor Trilogy, Thor 3: Ragnarok, acclaimed to be one of the most important and pivotal events in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, will return the big screen on November 2017.
Thor 3, dubbed as “Ragnarok,” could imply that the end of the world is nearing as the term suggests in Norse mythology a series of tragic events, including the great battle that will result to the death of gods like Odin, Heimdallr, Thor, and Loki.
Ragnarok, being the precedent of Avengers: Infinity War Part I, could pave the way for Thanos to begin his warpath. As Avengers: Age of Ultron ended its post credits with Thanos along with some of the infinity stones, it can be concluded that he will eventually gain all the infinity stones and use the Infinity Gauntlet for immense powers against the Marvel characters. If the world will indeed end in this movie, the Time Stone may be used to reset the clock and undo the tragic event.
Thor 3 may also be the end of Thor, either through death or through relinquishing his power to a “female Thor” in relation to the recent Marvel comic book revelation of him passing the hammer Mjolnir to Jane Foster. In the Original Sin: Thor and Loki series, Nick Fury whispered something to Thor, which made him feel unworthy of his hammer and later returned with his Jarnborn axe as Odison.
Tom Hiddleston, who played Loki in the Marvel movies, said that “Thor 3 is happening some point and the last time we saw Loki, he was on the throne, so there’s some questions to be answered.“ Meanwhile, Chris Hemsworth, who portrays Thor, said that there is no script for the next installment yet, but it will definitely be a big one.
Other upcoming movies that knit together the entire saga of Marvel superheroes are Captain America: Civil War (May 2016), Doctor Strange (November 2016), Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (May 2017), Avengers: Infinity War Part I (May 2018), Black Panther (July 2018), Captain Marvel (November 2018), Avengers: Infinity War Part II (May 2019), and Inhumans (July 2019).