During a recent media event for “Ant-Man,” Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige touched upon the third film in the “Thor” series, titled “Thor: Ragnarok.” He said a writer and director for the film will be announced soon.
“Probably toward the end of the summer we will announce a filmmaker and a writer. May be the same person, I don’t know, may be two different people,” Feige said, as Collider reported.
The first “Thor,” in 2011, was directed by Kenneth Branagh from a screenplay by Ashley Edward Miller, Zack Stentz and Don Payne, whereas 2013's “Thor: The Dark World” was directed by Alan Taylor from a screenplay by Christopher Yost, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.
Feige shot down the rumors that Branagh would return as director. “Not true. I don’t know where that came from,” he said.
Chris Hemsworth is set to return as Thor. According to him, the film might show the end of the world. “I think that in the comic book, the sort of end-of-days, Armageddon aspect is probably the direction in which it will all head. Where it’s sort of the end of all things and there’s obviously no script or anything; when I read the comic books I thought it was an interesting way to go,” he told Screen Rant.
Though official plot details have yet to emerge, it is speculated that the film will show the end of Asgard, the small planet home of the Norse gods. In the comic book, Ragnarok, a supervillian who is a cyborg clone of Thor, creates havoc in Asgard. Tom Hiddleston will reprise his role as Loki.
"Thor: Ragnarok" is scheduled for a 2017 release.