Infinity War Co-Director Anthony Russo Says Thor's Story Will Be Picked Up from 'Ragnarok'

Posted 2017/12/31 0 0

He also promised that the God of Thunder will continue his “radical transformation” in Avengers: Infinity War.


Ragnarok dealt some serious blows to Thor as the end saw the most changes with the God of Thunder what with him losing his hammer, an eye, and his lovely blonde locks. With him returning in Avengers: Infinity War, co-director Anthony Russo revealed Thor is the character he was looking forward to seeing the most on the big screen. He answered that Thor's story was what he was most excited about and also revealed that his story will pick up exactly where Thor: Ragnarok left off, which means that it's not going to start on a good note for the God of Thunder. Anthony Russo had this to say while talking about Thor's story arc in Infinity War.

"I'm going to pick Thor because Thor, we're picking up his story from the end of Thor: Ragnarok and at the end of that film as any fan would know his home planet of Asgard is destroyed, and so the character is in new territory so to speak, because his past has been torn away from him to a degree."

Russo compares Thor's place in things to another fellow Avenger Captain America, who the Russo's got ahold of at a similar juncture in his journey.

"I think it's very similar to Captain America's situation when we picked up his story in Winter Solider when Joe and I came on to do our first movie for Marvel," Russo said. "Cap was in a place where we were very much catching him up in the modern world and seeing what that meant to him, and figuring out how you move a character that far forward and that far away from where they started back during the 40s, so I think in Thor we have similar opportunities with that character in this movie is that he's going through a radical transformation and he's moving forward in a way where he can never go back, and that's always a fun place to be with a character as a storyteller."

Although Infinity War will have the most superheroes ever on screen at once, expect Chris Hemsworth to have plenty of time to shine among the likes of Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr., and Mark Ruffalo. Avengers: Infinity War comes out May 4, 2018.