The Marvel Cinematic Universe is nearing a precipice. With Avengers: Infinity War just a few months away, we're getting closer to the end of the shared universe's Phase Three. And while the next phase of films is almost a complete mystery, we'll get to see The Russo Brothers' next two Avengers films before Marvel reveals its plans for the future. They've got the daunting task of juggling the MCU's many characters, and the Brothers recently revealed how Thor's journey in Infinity War actually echoes their work with Captain America in The Winter Soldier. Namely, that the world as Thor knows it is over, leaving the possibilities open for character development. Anthony Russo teased this, saying:
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. 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.
The Russo Brothers recently took the time for a Q & A on the set of the untitled Avengers 4 movie, and the results didn't disappoint. After pivoting potential spoilers, they managed to give the rabid fandom a few quotes to mull over, the best of which are about Chris Hemsworth's Thor.
Thor's home is destroyed, and almost all of his friends and allies have been destroyed over the course of the past few movies. And while he managed to meet up with Valkyrie and unite with Loki and Hulk to escape Sakaar, Thor's world has been turned upside down. It's unclear if he'll rise to the occasion of battling Thanos, and how his new powers and isolation will affect him moving forward Captain America dealt with these types of issues in Winter Soldier, as he continued to adjust to being in the future. The existential crisis only heightened as S.H.I.E.L.D. fell under Hydra, challenging everything he believed in.
Anthony Russo's tease about Thor is sure to excite the tons of folks who went to see Thor: Ragnarok in theaters. Taika Waititi's threequel allowed the character to go in a bunch of new places, as a lighter tone and alien setting resulted in a film that's almost nothing like its predecessors. Moviegoers seem to have reacted positively, leading to extra excitement for the God of Thunder to interact with the Guardians of the Galaxy, as teased by Infinity War's first trailer.
Thor will return to the MCU when Avengers: Infinity War arrives in theaters May 4th, 2018. In the meantime, check out our 2018 release list to plan your trips to the movies in the New Year.