Everyone loves to rank Marvel movies. And down near the bottom on almost every single list are Thor and Thor: The Dark World. So how is it that we're all so stoked about the third film in a trilogy that's not even close to being as loved as others in the Marvel Cinematic Universe?
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So far, Marvel's Generations series has been thrusting together multiple iterations of its classic characters for some fun adventures. The latest issue, featuring Jane Foster and the Odinson, is much the same -- but also offers an important lesson for each character that lays the groundwork for what's to come for the God of Thunder.
The first trailer for Thor: Ragnarok is one of those trailers you never, ever forget. So, the cast and crew had a lot to live up to at Comic-Con, but the new trailer take care of at all. It's a two-and-a-half-minute ball of action, awesomeness, humour, and insanity that may be the most purely fun Marvel movie trailer we've ever seen, all courtesy of director Taika Waititi. Guys, Thor and Loki are shooting people with laser guns.
Jane Foster became the Thor when the original Thor's (Odinson) magical hammer Mjolnir deemed him unworthy and chose Jane as its new wielder. While Odinson's been slogging his way through a beer-fuelled existential crisis, Thor's spent her time living up to her new role as Asgard's goddess of thunder.
Over the course of Secret Empire, we've seen Stevil Rogers toy and play with the heroes of the Marvel Universe -- from corrupting the Avengers, to wielding Mjolnir for his own. In his rise to dictatorship Steve has done all he can to twist his old life into a tool of Hydra... and now he's planning to do it with the return of very familiar face.
The Thor Corps., a squad of Marvel heroes like Storm and Dazzler who all wielded different versions of Mjolnir, was one of the more novel ideas to come out of 2015's Secret Wars event. In this week's The Mighty Thor, one of the Mjolnirs that went missing post-Secret Wars has suddenly shown up -- with a brand new owner.
It's been almost two years since Marvel bid farewell to the Ultimate comics universe it began in 2000 -- smashing it right into its "main" universe to kick off Secret Wars with a multiversal bang. But in the past new years of the "All-New, All-Different" universe, a few elements of Ultimate Marvel have lived on.
The Phoenix Force is one of the deadliest entities in the entire Marvel universe, a roiling mass of pure destruction that leaves nothing but cinders in its wake. Usually, it's associated with the iconic Phoenix sagas in the pages of X-Men, but now the entity is back -- and playing its part in a totally unexpected story.
There are a lot of people connected to the Thor mythology floating around in Marvel comics right now. There's Jane Foster, the current God of Thunder. There's the Odinson, the former Thor. And there's a mysterious new "War Thor", the new wielder of the Ultimate Universe's Mjolnir. And they're about to team up.
A few years ago, an omnipotently powered Nick Fury spoke a single sentence to Thor. It was something so profoundly soul-stirring that his ability to wield Mjolnir was wrenched from him, and he became nothing more than the Odinson rather than the God of Thunder. Now we finally know what those words were.
In this week's issue of The Mighty Thor, Thor's trusty hammer gets to do something totally strange, and unlike anything we've seen it do in a long time. But while people are freaking out about this strange "new power," it's not really new. It's more of a mix of some weird and wonderful things the hammer's done in the past.
You might have noticed that for the past few years, Thor has not been a title used by the man who's been Thor since 1962. The role has been taken up by none other than Jane Foster, and she's been doing a damn good job. But although her adventures are continuing, the Odinson is finally back with a comic of his own.
The ultimate unlock in Smite's 2016 World Championship-funding Odyssey is finally live, and I get a chance to put Ragnarok Force X Thor through his paces.