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A list of trivia related to Thor: Ragnarok.

References to the Marvel Cinematic Universe

References to Marvel Comics

Reference to Taika Waititi

  • Director Taika Waititi voiced and provided the motion capture for the character of Korg in the movie. He also provided the motion capture for Surtur and partially for Hulk, when Mark Ruffalo wasn't available.
  • Actors Rachel House, Cohen Holloway and Sam Neill returned to work with Waititi after previous collaborations in other Waititi's movies.
  • In a deleted scene between Thor and Hela in an alley in New York City, there is graffiti which says "Skux Life", which is a quote from Hunt for the Wilderpeople, one of Waititi's previous films.
  • During a conversation in the armory of the Sakaaran Arena, Korg shows off a wooden spear with three tips to Thor, stating that it is pretty useless unless he has to kill "three vampires hugging each other". This is a reference to Waititi 2014's movie What We Do in the Shadows, a horror comedy about three vampires flatmates that resides in New Zealand.

Other References

Deleted Scenes and Content

  • Director Taika Waititi wanted to use Nova Corps Denarian Rhomann Dey in the movie, but "there was no real way to pull it off."
  • The Destroyer was supposed to appear in the Siege of Asgard, as one of the many opponents of Hela who got easily destroyed. It was cut out because it felt "like an extra beat".[1]
  • A romance between Valkyrie and Thor was cut out of the script. “We didn’t want to start from that place,” writer Eric Pearson explained. “It was like, Let’s give Valkyrie her own story that connects with Thor … and if it makes sense for them to get together, then great. You’ve got two really good-looking people who can fight and who’d probably be [good together] if the story went there, but it just didn’t. It became more about the mutual respect, and also dealing with her PTSD. [1]
  • Beta Ray Bill almost had a physical cameo in the film but it was ultimately decided the little time he would've had wouldn't do him justice. His scene was removed with his sculpture being the only reference to him in the future but Kevin Feige has said he could appear later on in a film that could do him better justice.
  • Lou Ferrigno was spotted posing with Tom Hiddleston on set in a costume for a possible cameo that was presumably cut from the film.

Production

Unorganized Trivia

  • This film marks the first time that Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum have appeared in together in a film since Jurassic Park (1993).
  • The trailer for Thor: Ragnarok generated more than one hundred thirty-six million views in its first twenty-four hours after being released.
  • Thor's "friend from work" line about Hulk was suggested to Chris Hemsworth by a Make-A-Wish child who paid a visit to the set on the day the scene was filmed.
  • With the film's release in 2017, it is the 55th anniversary of the debut of Thor (August 1962) and The Incredible Hulk (May 1962), as well as the centennial of their co-creator Jack Kirby.
  • This is the only film in which Bruce Banner appears but Tony Stark does not.

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