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 guards of Sakaar 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 portrayed both Korg and Surtur through motion capture in the movie.
- During the fight scene between Thor and Hela in an alley, there is graffiti which says "Skux Life", which is a quote from Hunt for the Wilderpeople, one of Taika Waititi's previous films.
- The second official poster of the movie is partially inspired to 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.