Thor: Ragnarok is a 2017 superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero Thor. It is a sequel to Thor, Thor: The Dark World, and Avengers: Age of Ultron and the seventeenth installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, while also being the fifth installment of Phase Three.
In January 2014, Variety reported that and Craig Kyle and Christopher Yost will be writing the screenplay for Thor: Ragnarok. Kevin Feige will be returning to produce and Chris Hemsworth will be returning in the title role.
On October 2, 2015, Taika Waititi signed to direct the movie. Other candidates at the direction of the movie were Ruben Fleischer, Rob Letterman and Rawson Marshall Thurber.
On February 25, 2016, Stellan Skarsgård confirmed that he will not have reprised the role of Dr. Erik Selvig in the movie. On April 11 Natalie Portman was also confirmed to not come back for the sequel, while Tessa Thompson joined the cast as Thor’s new romantic interest.
On May 20, Marvel.com reported that Karl Urban and Jeff Goldblum have joined the cast. Cate Blanchett and Tessa Thompson were confirmed to be playing the major villain Hela and the hero Valkyrie respectively, while Anthony Hopkins and Idris Elba reprised their previous roles.
Principal photography is scheduled to start on July 4, 2016, in Brisbane, Australia. The working title for the film is “Creature Report”.