There’s a strange sequence in 2015’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” in which Chris Hemsworth’s Thor experiences a nightmarish vision of a future that many presumed was a preview of “Thor: Ragnarok.” However, little in the trailer for director Taika Waititi’s film suggests that’s the case. However, there’s now evidence that what the thunder god saw may actually be connected to “Avengers: Infinity War.”
A new photo from the Edinburgh, Scotland, set of the Marvel Studios sequel shared by MCU News & Tweets reveals the statue of a kneeling Asgardian glimpsed in the “Age of Ultron” scene, in which a blind Heimdall (Idris Elba) informs Thor that they’re all dead and the eldest son of Odin is leading them to Hel. The thunder god was so disturbed by what he saw that he set out in search for answers, and missed out on the events of “Captain America: Civil War.”
— MCU News & Tweets (@MCU_Tweets) May 5, 2017
Hel is the Norse realm of the dead, ruled by Hela (Cate Blanchett), positioned as the primary antagonist of “Thor: Ragnarok,” intent on exacting revenge by razing Asgard.
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, “Avengers: Infinity War” boasts a sprawling ensemble cast that includes Robert Downey Jr., Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Olsen, Sebastian Stan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Bettany, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Benedict Wong, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Pom Klementieff, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Holland and Anthony Mackie. The film arrives in theaters May 4, 2018, with the untitled sequel opening May 3, 2019.
(via Screen Rant)