When ‘Thor’ and ‘The Avengers’ stars return to theaters with Avengers: Age of Ultron, ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ is ‘too big’ to be released on August 2
“Thor: The Dark World” is the latest Marvel movie to come out on the weekend of August 2, the first one in 2019.
Thor: Ragnarok, a sequel to Marvel’s last Thor movie, is the first of three movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to hit theaters on the same weekend as “Thor” on Aug. 3.
However, the last movie in the MCU that had a theatrical release on the week of Aug. 2, 2019, was “Captain America: Civil War” on April 6, 2018.
The biggest issue in “Thor’s” release date, according to the studio, is that it will be the biggest “Thor movie” ever made.
Thor’s “Age of Ultron” opened in theaters on March 28, 2019 and earned $1.09 billion at the box office.
“Age” was also Marvel’s biggest opening weekend of all time with $821 million domestically.
That is about $900 million more than “Age Of Ultron” earned on its opening day.
The release of “Thor 2” and “Thor 3” are also set to come on the August 2 calendar.
The Marvel films have been delayed twice before, with “Thor 1” arriving in theaters in May 2018 and “Avengers: Age Of Ultron,” which will be released Aug. 1, 2019.
“Thor Ragnarok” is also set for release on August 5, 2019 with a “Thor-centric” story that will be told in the “Dark World” universe.
“Ava, the daughter of Loki and Odin, is one of the few Asgardians who has survived the destruction of her home planet and has now found herself on Earth,” director Taika Waititi said of the “Age 2” movie.
“She is a survivor of the conflict between Asgard and the Avengers and will take up the mantle of Captain Marvel in this sequel.”
“Thor and Thor 2” are expected to have similar story arcs and tone to the first film, which was set in the same universe.
“It’s the first ‘Thor movie’ that is set in Asgard,” Waititi added.
“It’s about the Avengers.
And the ‘Thor 3’ is set after the ‘Age of Avengers.’
And we have this Asgardian character who has a child.”
The film will be helmed by Taika, who is known for directing “Black Panther” and is known as a fan favorite for directing the Marvel’s “Thor.”
“Age: Avengers” will follow the Avengers as they face the threat of Ultron from the planet of Thanos.