The Thor: Ragnarok movie is filming in Australia, and with it came some Instagram teases of The Warriors Three actors, according to Screen Rant. They’ve provided for some comic relief in the previous films and there’s some evidence via social media which seemingly confirms their existence in the flick, and it’s not uncommon to use Twitter or Instagram as references to these “confirmations.” It does allow the for hype.
Ray Stevenson, who played Volstagg in the previous two films, was caught on camera at a Gold Coast tattoo studio. He was getting some more ink done on breaks between filming, according to the Instagram post.
Will Thor: Ragnarok bring back Stevenson as Volstagg? The Asgardian was seen before with a hearty appetite, but was accused of complacency of the crisis at hand while stuffing his face. He quickly got on the defensive, but like Earthlings, Asgardians can be foodies.
Elsewhere on the Gold Coast in Australia Tadanobu Asano, who plays Hogan, had a picture of himself posted at the beach. So there looks to be evidence that they could be on the film set in Australia.
Zachary Levi remains, and although there wasn’t a social media post proving his whereabouts, he did hint at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con that he’ll be spending time in Thor: Ragnarok, according to Comic Book Movie.
To note, Levi replaced the original Thor movie’s Josh Dallas in Thor: The Dark World due to scheduling issues, as Dallas was working on ABC’s Once Upon A Time. Speaking of scheduling issues, Zachary was offered the role in the original movie, but had to turn it down because of his work on NBC’s Chuck. So, there seemed to be a bit of a celebrity shell game with Fandral the Dashing.
In Thor: Ragnarok, one can only speculate what their role will be. In the comics, the Ragnarok storyline is based on the Norse mythology of their version of the apocalypse. The event is said to herald the destruction and rebirth of Asgard. Movie Pilot ascertained that the movie version could be adapted from the storyline involving Loki and Surtur.
It is detailed on the Movie Pilot site which discusses The Warriors Three’s role and what happens to them during the the aforementioned storyline. Predictions with the MCU entail Marvel Studios not really going the arc of Thor’s questionable death, which would take up too much screen time and the genocide would leave a serious plot hole.
That said, it was confirmed during the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con Marvel Live Blog session that the fire demon, Surtur, will be involved.
This wasn’t the first time The Warriors Three was expected to be in Thor: Ragnarok. When there was a Marvel press release back in May that announced the cast of characters for the movie, there was no mention of the supporting roles or Lady Sif, who is played by Jaimie Alexander, according to Screen Rant.
Fans had asked if they would be returning, and Alexander said not to worry.
In the Thor movies, The Warriors Three were known to be loyal to a fault, but it does show the deep bond of friendship between them all. They were even willing to commit treason in the name of friendship by following Thor and taking action against the Frost Giants until Odin put a damper on it. The Warriors Three and Lady Sif even followed their friend to Earth to rendezvous and deliver a message about his father that countered Loki’s attempt at deception.
Other new additions such as Hela, played by Cate Blanchett, Grandmaster, played by Jeff Goldblum, and Tess Thompson as Valkyrie joined the project.
The Thor: Ragnarok movie is scheduled for release on Nov. 3, 2017.
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