While the highly anticipated film is still a couple of weeks away from release domestically, Marvel Studios has screened Thor: Ragnarok for us lucky people in the press and while we're not going to go into great detail here about what happens in the fantastic sequel. We are going to spoil the two end credit sequences along with some tidbits about the plot of the film itself, so you've been warned.
Here's a great detailed breakdown of the two post-credits scenes below courtesy of our good friends over at Indiewire, and we'll give our thoughts afterward.
1. Floating in Space
The first post-credits scene picks up immediately after the end of “Thor: Ragnarok,” with Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and his brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) standing on the bridge of their expansive new (temporary?) spaceship home, looking out over the galaxy. Interestingly enough, the pair have both shed their usual Asgard duds and are now wearing black versions of their classic outfits, capes and all. Despite the implication of such dark clothing, they seem to be in fine spirits, lightly debating where to go next.
Now that all seems like a happy ending right? Well, not so fast, as right before the scene ends a foreign ship appears on screen. Judging by this unknown ships size and overall demeanor, I'd say its safe for all of us to assume that its Thanos traveling across the galaxy towards the mega blockbuster film that is Avengers: Infinity War hitting theaters next Summer.
We can assume from the Infinity War trailer that we saw at Comic-Con this past Summer, that things don't go well for Thor, and the rest of the Asgard people aboard their new found spaceship home. As that trailer opens up with the Guardians of the Galaxy finding Thor floating alone, left to die in outer space.
So this opens up another big question? Did Thanos just stumble upon Thor, Loki, and the Asgard people in the vastness of the known galaxy? We doubt it, so this would obviously point to Loki once again betraying his brother Thor and the Asgard people for the uptinth time. As Loki is no dummy and of course sees an alliance with Thanos as a good move for his potential future in the galaxy.
2. The Grandmaster's Last Stand
During the film’s last act, Thor and Loki (along with a slew of other friends we won’t name here) stage a daring escape from the planet, one that involves stealing one of Grandmaster’s party spaceships (like a party bus, but a ship, complete with way too many strobe effects). Grandmaster and his cronies are left in the dust, but Waititi gives them one last chance to shine in the final scene, as Goldblum’s wondrously over-the-top wacko emerges from his fallen ship, back on the trash heap and surrounded by some very angry citizens.
“The revolution has a been a huge success!,” Grandmaster claims, which is, of course, hilarious because any revolution being staged was done in an attempt to overthrow him. As far as all that — and whatever ill will stirred up by Thor’s wild escape — the always-nutty Grandmaster still manages to get one last word in: “It’s a tie.” Political humor at its most timely.
While the first post-credit scene holds massive implications to the future of the MCU and Avengers: Infinity War, the second scene is just for us silly folks. As with most Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, Marvel Studios always likes for audiences to leave on a happy note.
So what about you guys and gals? Have you been lucky enough to see this incredible Marvel film yet? If so, what did you enjoy about the movie and the post-credits scenes? Lets start a discussion in the comments section below. As always, thanks for checking out EastCoastMovieguys!
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Thor: Ragnarok is set to hit theaters on November 3rd.
SOURCE: Marvel Studios, Indiewire