‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Plot Details and an Official Photo

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Thor Ragnarok star Chris Hemsworth and director Taiki Waititi

Director Taika Waititi and Chris Hemsworth on the ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ set. (Photo by Jasin Boland ©2016 Marvel Studios)

Disney’s 2017 preview of their upcoming slate of films includes the official description of the plot of Thor: Ragnarok, the third Thor film starring Chris Hemsworth. The 2017 comic book-inspired action movie was directed by Taika Waititi (Hunt for the Wilderpeople, What We Do in the Shadows) from a script by Eric Pearson. In addition to Hemsworth, the cast includes Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo, and Sir Anthony Hopkins.

Stan Lee, Louis D’Esposito, Brad Winderbaum, Victoria Alonso, and Thomas M. Hammel executive produced, with Kevin Feige produced. Thor: Ragnarok will open in theaters on November 3, 2017.


The first solo Thor film was released on May 6, 2011 and rang up $65 million domestically over its opening weekend. The film went on to gross $449 million worldwide before exiting theaters. Thor: The Dark World followed on November 8, 2013 and easily bested the first film’s opening weekend with an $85 million three day take. The second Thor also trounced the overall box office take of the 2011 movie, grossing $644 million during its theatrical run.

The Plot: In Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok, 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!




Rebecca Murray

Rebecca Murray

Editor in Chief at Showbiz Junkies
Journalist covering the entertainment industry for 19+ years, including 13 years as the first writer for About.com's Hollywood Movies site. Member of the Broadcast Television Journalists Association, Broadcast Film Critics Association, Alliance of Women Film Journalists, and President of the San Diego Film Critics Society.
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