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Loki Episode 1: ‘Glorious Purpose’ Review

With each trailer released, Loki quickly became my most anticipated series since WandaVision. I was a little worried it wouldn’t be worth the hype all the media was giving it. But I shouldn’t have worried too much. The first episode delivered. By the end I was so excited about what’s to come, I can’t wait to see what happens next! But I’m getting ahead of myself.

The episode starts where we saw Loki last: escaping with the Teseract in 2012. He transports himself to the Gobi Desert where he’s captured by the Time Variance Authority (TVA) and brought back to the TVA to stand trial.

The comedy is great. From Loki signing off on everything he’s ever said to being unsure if he’s a robot or not. Love it! I also enjoyed (a little too much) the brief seconds we had of Nude Loki. So sue me! 😂

I loved the vintage animation style of the TVA introduction video narrated by the TVA’s mascot, a clock named Miss Minutes (Tara Strong)

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He’s frustrated when his usual tricks and powers don’t work in the TVA. The judge, Ravonna Renslayer (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), finds him guilty for crimes against the Sacred Timeline and sentences him to being Reset.

(I’m not quite clear what reset means. To me it sounds like a Death sentence. To Scarlett Widow it sounds like putting people back in their proper place in the timeline. Though Agent Mobius (Owen Wilson) does seem to imply that reset means death.)

Mobius steps in and somehow manages to convince the judge to have custody of Loki. She begrudgingly allows it. He takes charge of an angry Loki and takes him to his office for a chat/therapy session of sorts.

Mobius takes Loki through “a sampling of his greatest hits, ” and takes MCU fans down memory lane with scenes from Loki’s life that 2012 Loki hasn’t lived through yet.

My personal favorites were watching him react to his mother’s death and the final scene between him and Thor and Ragnarok. Tom’s acting, as always, is phenomenal. His love for Loki really shines through his performance. It’s so fun to watch.

When I first heard about Owen Wilson being cast in the MCU, I couldn’t picture it being a good fit. It turned out to be another great casting choice by Marvel. He’s wonderful as Mobius! It’s great to see someone call Loki out on his crap. It’s about time!

I think it’s great to see Loki struggle with the fact that he’s not a big all-powerful god calling the shots. The TVA are. Whether or not that’s a good thing is yet to be seen. There’s been speculation that the TVA could be like the Bad Place in The Good Place. They seem like they’re the good guys but maybe there’s something darker under the surface.

While I loved this first episode, there’s one thing that bothers me a little bit: The Infinity Stones stashed in a drawer and used as “paperweights.” They look like a package of fake jewels and sequins from Michaels dumped out. And the most powerful things on earth, the stones the Avengers sacrificed so much for, have NO POWER in the TVA! Does this mean they weren’t that important to begin with? That Infinity War and Endgame were over nothing of great importance? Hopefully, we’ll get some answers over the next five episodes.

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The episode gave me Doctor Who and Legends of Tomorrow vibes.

1. You have “a criminal with a blue box.”

2. Time Keepers in place of Time Masters.

3. Loki being required to help the TVA fix the anachronisms or Varients and restore the Sacred Timeline, and the Varient he’s going after is himself!

The time travel bit at the end got me excited for what’s to come next. I’m ready for some Timey-Wimey action! Thankfully, the next episode is today, so I don’t have long to wait!

Over and out,

Captain Stark

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‘Thor 4: Love and Thunder’ Rumors

Marvel News

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During an interview with Yahoo! News, Sebastian Stan discussed his feelings on Bucky possibly  becoming the next Captain America:

“I don’t know about that. Not really though, if you think about it. It makes no sense for him to…why would you give it to the guy that’s been trying to have a whole new history outside of the thing he’s been trapped by. I remember I found out [about Falcon getting the shield] the day we were shooting. I was like ‘Oh wow, this is the deal.’ But it makes sense. He’s [Sam Wilson] has been his [Captain America’s] right-hand for a long time at this point.”

In an interview with MTV News, Scarlett Johansson has said that Black Widow will be inspired by movies like Logan, Terminator 2, and The Fugitive.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Tom Hiddleston has said that filming for the Loki Disney+ TV series will begin in early 2020.

In a post on Instagram, Ryan Reynolds seemed to tease a Phase 5 Deadpool movie.

Natalie Portman posted that she’s hard at work researching for her role as the Mighty Thor in Thor: Love and Thunder.

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The above image was taken from her Instagram story.

(Photo courtesy of Cinemablend.)

Lady Sif actress Jaime Alexander has expressed interest in being Valkyrie’s queen in Thor: Love and Thunder. You can check out her tweet below:

https://mobile.twitter.com/JaimieAlexander/status/1155999827504689153

 

At the 2019 SIGGRAPH conference, Marvel executive producer Victoria Alonso had this to say about the quality expected of Black Widow: [Black Widow] “should be the best movie that we make.”

(Source: The Hollywood Reporter)

In an interview with Inverse, Black Widow writer Jac Schaeffer had this to say about the violence in Black Widow:

“The fighting [in Black Widow] is a lot of close contact, hand-to-hand combat,” Schaeffer said. “It’s very visceral. There’s a lot of aggression and power in a very human way that I find really satisfying and really exciting to watch, but it’s the polar opposite to writing for super-powered characters.” [In reference to being the showrunner for Wandavision]

She also said that part of Black Widow will take place after Captain America: Civil War. To be more specific, what happens after the Avengers fight at the airport. [Natasha is] “very much on her own and over the events of the Black Widow movie, she has to reckon with some of the red in her ledger.”

According to MCU Cosmic, Marvel plans to introduce comics characters Galactus and Tyrant in the MCU at some point in the future.

The same source has said that a report has been released concerning a shooting location for Eternals. The location is in the Canary Islands, “a UNESCO  World Heritage site, Teide National Park.”  This particular site will be used for a “prehistoric” location.

 

A list of MCU movies available to stream upon Disney + premiere on November 12:

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Thor: The Dark World

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According to IGN by way of Screnrant, there will be several characters that will use the Black Widow title in Black Widow.

DiscussingFilm reported that Falcon and Winter Soldier will begin filming at Pinewood Studios in Atlanta on October 12.

 

Rumors

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During an episode of Kevin Smith’s Fatman Beyond, cohost Mark Bernadin had this to say about the upcoming Falcon and Winter Soldier Disney+ TV series:

“That, I think, is the crux of what that show’s going to be. The government doesn’t want Sam Wilson to be Captain America.”

GeeksWorldwide has reported that Marvel is looking to cast a transgender actress for an upcoming Marvel film. They’re looking for an actress aged 20s-30s. It’s currently unknown what project they’re casting for though it’s being speculated that the movie is Thor: Love and Thunder. And that the character is Sera, the only trans woman superhero currently In Marvel comics canon.

If an Amazon listing is to be believed, Spider-Man: Far From Home will be available on Blu-ray on October 1, 2019.

 

Comic-Con Appearances

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Tom Holland will be attending the FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention on September 6-7. You can find more information here:

FanX Home – #FanX19

 

Tom will also be attending ACE Comic-Con Midwest in Rosemont, Illinois on October 11-13. You can find more information here:

https://www.acecomiccon.com

 

 

Non-Marvel Related Projects

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@TheInSneider has tweeted that Chadwick Boseman’s new action thriller 21 Bridges has been moved again. It is now coming out on November 22, 2019.

@AaronCouch tweeted that Denis Villeneuve’s Dune remake has been moved to December 18, 2020.

The first trailer for Benedict Cumberbatch’s new movie 1917 has been released:

Variety reported that Cate Blanchett is currently negotiating to star alongside Bradley Cooper in Guillermo del Toro’s Nightmare Alley remake.

That’s all for this week. Thanks for reading.

Over and out,

Captain Stark

P.S. Good news! If you enjoy the site, anyway. This site will continue on for another year. So you get another year of me running off with the mouth! 😂

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A Dolby Cinema poster for Spider-Man: Far From Home has been released:

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Four vintage style posters have also been released:

 

Spider-Man: Far From Home has a runtime of 2 hrs. and 9 mins.

A list of special features that will be on the Endgame blu-ray has been released:

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Set photos from Black Widow have surfaced online and seem to confirm two of the characters who will appear in the movie. From these photos, it appears to confirm that Florence Pugh will be playing Yelena Belova, and that O-T Fagbenle might be Taskmaster. Since the photos were taken by paparazzi, they won’t be shared here. A quick Google search should bring them

The Wrap reported that Salma Hayek is being eyed to star in The Eternals in a currently unknown role.

It has been revealed in an interview with Men’s Health that Anthony Mackie originally signed a ten-film contract to play Sam Wilson in the MCU.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Tom Hiddleston couldn’t say much about the Loki series, but he did say the show would be “a new departure for the character.”

DiscussingFilm reported that Marvel is looking for a Chinese-American actor in his mid twenties for an unknown role in Doctor Strange 2. Filming will start in January 2020 and end in May 2020.

Comicbook.com talked to Far From Home director John Watts who said that several scenes from the trailers didn’t make it into the movie, but those scenes will be made into a short film that will be included on the blu-ray.

 

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It’s been oannounced that Harold Pinter’s play Betrayal starring Tom Hiddleston, Zawe Ashton, and Charlie Cox is coming to Broadway for a  17-week engagement! Previews start August 14th. Opening night is September 5th and it runs through December 8th. Pre-sales have started for American Express cardholders. Tickets go on sale for the general public at  July 15th at 10:00 A.M. EST.

@HiddlesFashion tweeted a rundown on pricing and other general information:

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General public tickets will start at 25 dollars according to @betrayelbwy.

You can visit this site  for more details. For some reason the link wouldn’t work, so you can copy and paste the address in your browser.

betrayalonbroadway.com

 

A trailer for The Current War starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Holland has been released:

The last trailer for Hobbs and Shaw starring Idris Elba has been released:

Variety reported that Mark Wahlberg is currently negotiating to replace Chris Evans in Antoine Fuqua’s upcoming film Infinite. Chris had to give up the role because of scheduling issues.

 

Deadline reported that Disney/Fox has hired Taika Waititi to “crack” an animated Flash Gordon film. His role in the making of this film haven’t been revealed yet, though it’s rumored that he write and direct it.

Paul Rudd announced that he has joined the cast of Jason Reitman’s Ghostbusters, and according to Variety he will be playing a teacher. The film is also being called Ghostbusters 2020.

 

Deadline reported that Annette Bening has joined the cast of Kenneth Branagh’s Death on the Nile, a sequel to The Murder on the Orient Express. 

“Four-time Oscar nominee Annette Bening is in negotiations for the role of Euphemia in 20th Century Fox’s Death on the Nile, the Kenneth Branagh-directed follow-up to his 2017 successful Agatha Christie adaptation Murder on the Orient Express.”

Variety reported that Letitia Wright has joined the cast of Steve McQueen’s new anthology series Small Axe.

 

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The Hollywood Reporter has reported that Endgame writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely will have a panel in Hall H.

Collider reported that Joe and Anthony Russo will have a panel in Hall H.

Both panels will take place on July 19th.

 

That’s all for this week. Type at ya later!

Over and Out,

Captain Stark

 

 

 

 

 

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The Academy announced that Danai Gurira, Michael B. Jordan, Michael Keaton, John Mulaney, Krysten Ritter, and Paul Rudd will be presenting at the Oscars this Sunday. The telecast begins at 8:00 P.M. EST.

Black Panther won the Costume Designers Guild Award for Excellence in a Sci-Fi/Fantasy Film.

The first season two trailer for Cloak and Dagger has been released.

Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse will be released digitally on February 26. It’ll be released on DVD, Blu-Ray, and 4K Ultra HD on March 19.

A short Spider-Ham film will be included on the Blu-Ray.

A couple new TV spots and poster have been released for Captain Marvel.

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A new Captain Marvel clip revealing Annette Bening’s role as the Kree Supreme Intelligence was played during her visit to the Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

A new behind the scenes clip from Captain Marvel has been released. In it, Jude Law is officially confirmed to be playing Yon-Rogg.

The Entertainment Weekly Special Edition Captain Marvel issue has been released.

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@sonaiyak on Twitter said that Captain Marvel has two end credit scenes.

A trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home has been released in Japan.

Guinness World Records has awarded Hugh Jackman and Sir Patrick Stewart the record title of longest career as a live-action Marvel superhero. They played Wolverine and Professor Charles Xavier respectively for 16 years and 228 days.

In an interview with Variety, Gwyneth Paltrow said that she’s leaving the MCU after Endgame. She’s open to returning for cameos or flashbacks if Marvel ever asks her.

In an interview with Comicbook.com, Kevin Feige debunked the R-rated Black Widow rumor saying, “It never was going to be… Somebody writes, ‘I hear it’s R-rated!’ And then everybody writes it up.”

He confirmed that James Gunn’s script for Guardians of the Galaxy will be used.

He also said that more than three MCU films a year is a possibility. Marvel has plans for the next 5-6 years of films, but nothing will be announced until after Spider-Man: Far From Home.

Deadline reported that The Punisher and Jessica Jones are officially cancelled. Season three of Jessica Jones will be available to stream this summer, but this is the end for the Marvel shows on Netflix. In a letter posted on Marvel.com, the head of Marvel TV, Jeph Loeb posted a letter giving a little hope for the future of these shows being revived. You can read the letter here:

https://www.marvel.com/articles/tv-shows/a-letter-to-marvel-television-fans-from-jeph-loeb

If there was any doubt left about Tom Hiddleston returning to play Loki in the upcoming Disney + series, Disney Film Chief Alan Horn confirmed in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter that there is a Loki series in development and that Tom Hiddleston WILL be playing Loki. Previous rumors of Tom narrating the serieLoki from the afterlife appear to be false.

 

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See What’s Next on Twitter announced that Michael Douglas has been cast in the new animated Netflix series Green Eggs And Ham based on the Dr. Seuss book.

TV Line reported that Idris Elba will be hosting Saturday Night Live on March 9, 2019.

The Hollywood Reporter reported that Chris Hemsworth will star as WWE superstar Hulk Hogan in a biopic directed by The Joker’s Todd Phillips. It’ll be streamed on Netflix, and “sources say it will focus on his rise and is described as an origin story of the Hulkster and Hulkamania.”

Deadline reported that Mike Colter will star in a CBS drama pilot Evil from The Good Wife creators Robert and Michelle King.

See What’s Next announced that Anthony Mackie and Simone Missick have joined the season two cast of Netflix’s Altered Carbon which has started production.

David Dastmalchien has joined the cast of Dune.

A trailer for The Souvenir starring Tilda Swinton as the mother of her real-life daughter Honor Swinton-Byrne has been released.

The first trailer for The Kid starring Chris Pratt as Grant Cutler has been released.

TrailerTrack has reported that a new Detective Pikachu trailer will be released sometime in the next two weeks.

Collider reported that Michael B. Jordan will will star in A Journal for Jordan directed by Denzel Washington.

Variety reported that Tessa Thompson will star as the titular character in Sylvie. It’s being described as “a love story set in the cool jazz era of New York City in the late 1950’s/early 1960’s.”

Rumors

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According to The Daily Mail, Lupita Nyong’o might be considered for a role in Bond 25.

According to HN Entertainment, there might be a role for Zendaya in the upcoming female 21 Jump Street spinoff.

When news of The Eternals started coming out, there was a listing for an unknown character named Karen. MCU Cosmic reported that Karen is a human charater who’s an archeologists. The name Karen might be a placeholder name “for casting purposes” for a character in Jack Kirby’s The Eternals comics named Margo Damien whose father is an archaeologist. In the comics, Margo and her father are the ones to discover The Eternals. While possible, nothing has been officially confirmed.

Giveaways

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Omaze is offering a chance for you and a friend to meet Benedict Cumberbatch and attend the Avengers: Endgame premiere. To enter, you have to make a $25.00 donation to GEANCO, a charity that provides aid to people in Africa including  providing better health resources and education. You can find out more here:

https://www.omaze.com/experiences/benedict-cumberbatch-avengers-endgame-premiere?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_content=omaze&utm_campaign=experiences.benedict-cumberbatch-avengers-endgame-premiere&utm_term=LaunchSign&oa_h=jati1h

Comic Relief is offering a chance for you and a friend to see a show of Betrayal starring Tom Hiddleston. Afterwards, you’ll join him for drinks and snacks in the bar. One-on-one time with Tom Hiddleston. How cool is that?!?!!?! You can enter for free or make a £10 donation to Comic Relief for an entry. The money raised will go toward Red Nose Day. You can get the full details here:

https://tomhiddlestonnews.com/2019/02/meet-tom-hiddleston-after-watching-betrayal/

That’s all for this week. Type at ya later!

Over and out,

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Thor: Ragnarok Review

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One of my New Year’s resolutions is to review all the films in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe. These are some of my all-time favorites, and I can watch them over and over again without getting bored. I’ve decided to start off this project by reviewing one of my favorites: Thor: Ragnarok.

Marvel Studio’s Thor: Ragnarok was released on November 3, 2017, in the United States. It stars Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Cate Blanchett as Hela, Idris Elba as Heimdall, Jeff Goldblum as The Grandmaster, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, Karl Urban as Skurge, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/The Hulk, and Anthony Hopkins as Odin. It’s rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, language, and brief suggestive themes.

Ragnarok easily makes my list of Top Ten Marvel Cinematic Universe Movies. It’s everything I didn’t know I needed from a Thor movie including great comedy, colorful visuals, awesome action sequences, and amazing character development from several of its main characters, as well as the introduction of several new characters.

In the latest and greatest Thor installment, Thor has been captured by the evil god Surtur (Clancy Brown), who tells him about the coming of Ragnarok, a catastrophic event that will destroy Asgard. Determined to put a stop to Ragnarok, Thor assembles his superhero team, the Revengers, a group that includes Loki, Bruce Banner/Hulk, and a former Valkyrie to help him save Asgard from complete destruction. There are many obstacles standing in their way including Thor and Loki’s evil sister, Hela, the Goddess of Death, and the Grandmaster, the tyrannical ruler of the planet Sakaar. After Thor and Loki find themselves stranded on Sakaar, Thor and Loki must work together to escape Sakaar, return home, and defeat Hela so that Thor can take his place as Asgard’s rightful King.

Ragnarok may be the Thor trilogy’s conclusion, but instead, it feels like a fresh start for the franchise with it being completely different in tone from either Thor or The Dark World. The previous installments in the series were darker and more dramatic, while Ragnarok’s bright colors felt like a Thor comic come to life. It’s nonstop and sometimes cheesy humor makes it feel like a superhero movie and a sitcom combined. Strong performances from the amazing cast also made the movie enjoyable to watch.

I’ve always loved Chris Hemsworth as Thor, but this time around, not only did I enjoy his performance I also really enjoyed Thor as a character. In the past, Thor has been arrogant and at times angry and brooding, and tends to be a more serious character overall. Ragnarok shows a different side of Thor than has been seen in both previous Thor movies and Avengers. He’s grown a lot in terms of humility and much of the movie’s humor comes from him. Chris’s sense of humor is given a chance to in scenes like “Get Help” and “The Snake Story,” which were both improvised.

Whether you love or hate him, Tom Hiddleston’s masterful portrayal of Loki, the God of Mischief, has always been interesting to watch. He’s still mischievous and chaotic, and most of the time I wasn’t sure whose side he was on. Though he seems to be closer to becoming a hero than he ever has been before, he still tries to double-cross Thor and Bruce as they’re trying to escape Grandmaster’s mansion. After Thor catches Loki in his trickery, he challenges Loki to be something more than just the God of Mischief. Loki takes Thor’s challenge to heart when he returns home to fight alongside his brother to save Asgard. This is a development in the brother’s relationship I didn’t know I needed or even wanted to see. After years of being enemies, it was exciting to finally see them reconcile. It left me wanting more of their improved relationship.

Even Odin (Anthony Hopkins) was more enjoyable to watch in this one. I especially enjoyed the scene where Loki was ruling Asgard disguised as Odin. I thought it was one of the funniest moments in the movie. Odin’s still a total jerk for not telling Thor and Loki about their evil sister, Hela, but I loved how he finally acknowledges Loki as his son and shows up to give Thor guidance when he needs it most.

Since last seeing him in Age of Ultron, Bruce (Mark Ruffalo) has been stranded on Sakaar and trapped for two years inside his alter ego, Hulk. He has been forced to take part in Grandmaster’s Contest of Champions where he fights contenders to the death for Grandmaster’s amusement. During his time on Sakaar, Hulk has developed the speech and temperament of a five-year-old. For me, the Hulk is a more interesting character now that he can say things beyond “Hulk Smash!”

After finally regaining control of Hulk, Bruce tells Thor he’s afraid that the next time he Hulks out, he might never turn back. For most of the movie, Thor tries his best to keep Bruce calm so that his fear of permanently becoming Hulk doesn’t come true. In the end, Bruce Hulks-out again when he realizes Hulk’s abilities are more suited to saving Asgard than his own.

Ragnarok has several villains but the one that stands out the most is Cate Blanchett’s Hela. Since Loki took center stage as the big bad in Avengers, Marvel has had trouble creating strong, memorable villains for their cinematic universe. Hela helps solve this problem and gives her brother some stiff competition. The Goddess of Death proves she’s not to be messed with when she destroys Thor’s hammer Mjolnir and upon entering Asgard, she kills the Warriors Three in quick succession. She’s ruthless and shows no mercy to those who stand in the way of getting what she wants: Her right as Odin’s firstborn to rule the realm of Asgard. She’s evil and gets a kick out of being as evil as she can possibly be.

To help carry out her evil plans, Hela recruits Skurge (Karl Urban) as her executioner. Every TV show or movie needs a lovable idiot and Skurge fits the bill in Ragnarok. He had some funny moments, but his spinelessness made him my least favorite character in the movie.

When compared with Hela, Grandmaster doesn’t seem like as bad of a villain. Jeff Goldblum is so funny in this role that I forget I’m actually supposed to hate him. Though the fun and games end when he doesn’t get what he wants and often executes people, both for sport and when people don’t do his bidding. Despite his villainy, he was a fun character and I hope he shows up again in a future movie.

Since being removed from his post as Guard of the Bifrost Bridge for committing treason against Asgard (Again!), Heimdall (Idris Elba) has been on the run and is helping protect Asgardian refugees from Hela’s rule. He helps Thor and the Revengers get off Sakaar and together they defeat Hela and get the Asgardians safely away from Asgard before Ragnarok happens.

Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) was another character I look forward to seeing more of in the future. She’s a fierce warrior who’s trying to drink her painful past away. Unfortunately, with so much going on and so many supporting characters, there wasn’t much time given to learn much about her other than what was shown when Loki was forcing her to relive some painful memories. I hope we learn more about her past as a Valkyrie and that Marvel takes the time to give her the character arc she deserves.

Director Taika Waititi lends his acting skills to bringing Korg, an alien creature made out of rocks to life. Korg’s hysterical and he never fails to say or do something amusing whenever he shows up. Here’s hoping he gets to help lead the revolution against Thanos in Avengers: Endgame.

Stan Lee’s cameo in Ragnarok is one of his funniest and unfortunately one of his last. I always enjoyed his brief appearances and wonder how Marvel will commemorate him in future movies. Maybe they can put Stan’s picture up in random places so that his cameos can still continue long after he sadly passed away last year. Whatever they choose to do, Stan Lee’s memory will live on in the many characters he helped create, but one thing’s for sure, he will be missed.

Another interesting cameo in Ragnarok was that of Dr. Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) It was great seeing Strange in the same room with Thor and Loki. The few minutes of screen time they had together left me wanting more. I’d especially love to see a Loki and Dr. Strange team up. The few seconds they had together weren’t enough for my liking. Who knows? Maybe Dr. Strange will show up in the Loki series, but for now, those few seconds will have to be enough.

Marvel is known for their mid/end credit scenes that help set up the next movie in the series. In the most foreboding mid-credit scene ever, The Asgardian’s victorious escape is short-lived when their ship runs into Thano’s ship. From the look of terror on Loki’s face, all won’t be well for long. This scene leads right into Avengers: Infinity War, and even though I know the devastation that happens next, it still fills me with dread no matter how many times I watch it.

Aside from the heart-dropping mid-credit scene, Thor: Ragnarok one of Marvel’s best and funniest films they’ve released so far. It’s definitely one worth watching again and again. I hope Marvel plans to make more Thor movies in the future and departs from their usual trilogy format. I feel like there are more stories to tell in Thor’s intergalactic universe, especially with the complete change in tone, and the introduction of new characters. It will be interesting to see what Marvel chooses to do with characters, both old and new, going forward.