So, we are days away from the arrival of Thor: Ragnarok, a film that at one time fans weren’t excited for at all. The first two movies did well enough, and helped make Thor a more mainstream character, but it paled in comparison to other MCU films. Regardless, the moment the first trailer hit fans and critics knew something special was coming. And sure enough, early reviews and reactions are calling it one of the best films the MCU has ever released, which is very big praise indeed.
However, according to co-star Mark Ruffalo, there was a lot of fear at times because of how Thor: Ragnarok was progressing. A lot of improvisation and changes were going on, and at times they weren’t sure if it was going to work out:
Do you know how many times I was like, ‘are we breaking the Marvel universe,’” Ruffalo told Collider. “We threw everything out. We started all over again with this. We threw the Thor franchise out. We threw everyone’s perception of Banner out. We threw everyone’s perception of Hulk out. We threw everyone’s perception of Thor out. And, yes, we knew what we were doing. At the same time we were like, ‘let’s just do it, and let’s go for it, and let’s do it the best and most honest and fun way that we can.’ Taika did that, and he wasn’t afraid of that… so we improvised a lot and we played… and that playfulness is really appealing on-screen.”
We’ll have to see how well it does when it releases November 3rd.