A list of trivia related to Thor: Ragnarok.
References to the Marvel Cinematic Universe
- The Sakaarans make their next appearances following their debut in Guardians of the Galaxy.
- The whereabouts of Hulk after Avengers: Age of Ultron are finally discovered.
- Thor meeting with Doctor Strange in New York City is a direct reference to the post-credit scene of Doctor Strange.
References to Marvel Comics
- Characters adapted from the comics are Hela, Valkyrie, Grandmaster, Skurge and Surtur. Other characters adapted from the comics are Korg, Miek, the Fenris Wolf and Topaz.
- The movie took elements from the Planet Hulk and Contest of Champsion comic-book storylines.
- Several giant heads on the Grandmaster's palace on Sakaar resembles Marvel Comics characters: Bi-Beast, Man-Thing, Ares and Beta Ray Bill.
- The helmets of some of the Sakaaran Guards are based on the armor of the Celestial Ziran the Tester.
- The design on the wall in the Grandmaster's box in the stadium is a rendering of a device used to transport beings out of the Negative Zone, as seen in Fantastic Four #64.
- The design was also used on the Thor: Ragnarok Art Department employee's shirts.
Reference to Taika Waititi
- Director Taika Waiti 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.
- During the fight 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 Taika Waititi's previous films.
- Actors Rachel House, Cohen Holloway and Sam Neill returned to work with Taika Waititi after previous collaborations in other Waititi's movies.
- The second official poster of the movie is partially inspired by the japanese cover of the videogame Altered Beast.
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 July 28, 2017 release date of the film was previously held by Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 until it was moved to May 5, 2017. Eventually, Thor: Ragnarok got its date moved to November 2, 2017, letting Spider-Man: Homecoming take the original date.
- 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.