THOR: RAGNAROK Will "Drastically" Change The MCU and Set Up AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR
Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has talked a lot about Avengers: Infinity War bringing huge changes to the MCU. But, it sounds like big changes are already set to come in a Marvel film coming out much sooner. Director Taika Waititi's Thor: Ragnarok is set to be released later this year and according to Feige, that movie will drastically change things in the MCU and set up Avengers: Infinity War.
During an interview with the Toronto Sun, zfeige was asked if Thor: Ragnarok will be the end of a trilogy and this was his reply:
“I think that we are finding ourselves as we complete Phase 3 and finish this 22-movie narrative that it’s working out that way. We did three Iron Man films, three Captain America films, three Thor films. Things change drastically in Ragnarok and then build directly into Infinity War.”
There are obviously no details on how things will "drastically" change, but if it sets up Avengers: Infinity War, I can't help but think that Thanos is going to be involved. A lot of fans have speculated in the past that Cate Blanchette's Hela will also serve as the character Death from the comics. In the comics, Thanos tries to "woo" Death by using the Infinity Stones to wreck havoc on the universe. Maybe Thor: Ragnarok will actually set this story arc up? We'll just have to wait and see!
Do any of you have any other theories on how Thor: Ragnarok will change things up and lead into Infinity War?