Thor: Ragnarok has just finished principle photography, and director Taika Waititi, along with star Tessa Thompson and some guy named Chris Hemsworth (who is also involved,, apparently) celebrated the end of this phase of work on a movie with a Facebook Live video, which you can find right here. According to the story line, Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok — the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization — at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger — the Incredible Hulk!
While not a lot of information is revealed in the video – Marvel obviously doesn’t want them letting slip much of anything just yet – Waititi did reveal an actor playing a character named Miek, who appears in the Planet Hulk comic book storyline. And there are people playing “Scrappers”, working in a junkyard full of crashed ships.
The highlight, however, is the humour, as the video is laced with typical dry Waititi laughs, admitting that he could be fired now and revealing that the film will go “straight to VHS” and we’ll all have to pass the one copy around. Novel strategy!
Thor: Ragnarok will be released on 27 October next year. hopefully in cinemas. So, Taika… Get on with it.