Of course, the big news would have to come in when I was having a hiatus from the internet for a few days, but for those who don’t already know..
The folk at Marvel Studios have officially announced that Thor 3 is under development. Producer Kevin Feige has confirmed that Craig Kyle (co-producer of Thor and executive producer of Thor 2) will be co-writing the script alongside Christopher Yost (screenwriter for Thor 2 and writer of the Thor: The Dark World prelude comics).
No dates have been set, but we do know Thor 3 will be set after the events of Avengers 2 (of course, in keeping with the timeline of things) and ScreenRant predicts we may see Thor 3 in 2016.
So what’s the story going to be? We don’t know yet, but speculation is already rife. Of course, we saw Loki posing as Odin on the throne of Asgard at the end of Thor 2. Regarding this, Feige said in an interview back in November,
“[…] there will be references… There are no specific plans, but if in specific movies somebody references Odin, that means that something else is going on up there, which I think is cool.”
Which pretty much tells us these references made, perhaps in Avengers 2, will give us some clues to as to what Odin!Loki is doing up on Asgard. And we can now assume this will in turn lay down some further speculation as to what we’ll have to look forward to in Thor 3.
Speculation is already underway that Thor 3 will involve Loki scheming to bring about the destruction of the worlds via Ragnarok. Who knows? But if Thor 3 is going to open the way for Marvel’s Phase 3, the story needs to be something that will lead us there, and they’d better make it a bloody good one.
No announcements have been made regarding the cast, but we can assume Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston will be back, as they’re signed on for a few more Marvel movies yet.
Will keep you updated when more news comes to hand. 😉
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