“She wouldn’t want us to fight.”
“Well, she wouldn’t exactly be shocked.”
Thor: The Dark World has come and gone and, in contrast to Iron Man 3, it was a less of a sequel to The Avengers and more to the first entry. Of course, Loki gets a stern telling off by Odin and tossed in a dungeon for his botched attempt at world domination, and Jane plays the “Don’t tell me you were trapped on your homeworld, I saw you kicking chitauri ass with the guys last year!” card. For the most part it’s a direct follow up to 2011’s Thor. Or a reboot, judging by how different Asgard looks.
But that’s all behind us now. The question is, what happens next? I’m not referring to the next few installments in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, I mean what can we expect from the next Thor film?
This article delves into some of the elements I hope to see in Thor 3. Obviously, this is all conjecture because there’s no telling what to expect after Avengers: Age of Ultron, and you don’t need to be Heimdall to see this is going to be a spoiler-fueled piece.
9. WHERES ODIN?
Thanks to a bit of nifty shape-shifting Loki was able to secretly usurp the throne of Asgard, thus providing millions of fangirls with a new wallpaper. As such, one of the first things that will need addressing will be the status of Odin. Anthony Hopkins has said that he was playing the character as “someone on the way out”, but even battle-weary and grief stricken, the All-Father probably doesn’t go down that easy.
8. ONE NATION UNDER LOKI
With Thor 3 coming after Guardians of the Galaxy and Avengers: Age of Ultron, we have to wonder what condition the Nine Realms are going to be in. Loki’s actions in Thor and The Avengers seem to have triggered chaos across the cosmos, something he was gleefully proud of. Now that he’s covertly taken the power he’s always wanted, how heavy does the crown weigh? We’re talking about the literal God of Mischief; mayhem and anarchy are his raison d’etre. How will the character, and Asgard itself for that matter, handle the pressure of being the responsible one for a change?Tags: jane foster, loki, marvel entertainment, odin, ragnarok, sif, surtur, thanos, thor 3