The Thor franchise had often been viewed as Marvel’s weakest when compared to the likes of Iron Man and Captain America, but Thor: Ragnarok managed to change that perception. The film, which went on to smash box office expectations, not only proved to be yet another success for Marvel Studios, it also marked a fresh new step for the Asgardian Avenger. Now, with the film’s digital release finally here, the bonus content is sure to make fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe more than happy to add Ragnarok to their collections.
Marvel has already unveiled some of the fantastic bonus content included with the home release of Thor: Ragnarok, including a tease of the Team Darryl short featuring The Grandmaster, as well as director Taika Waititi’s introduction. However, that’s only a portion of what fans can expect. Along with aforementioned Daryl short and Waititi’s intro, fans will get an “interview” about casting Korg, a look at the Thor/Hulk bromance, and various extended and deleted scenes — including that odd Grandmaster/tentacle scene. Here, we take a look at each feature and rank them from least important to most.
Korg’s Casting “Interview”
Korg may have been a secondary character in the film, however, he quickly became a fan-favorite with many hoping we’d see more of the character — played by Waititi — going forward. This bit, however, will focus on the journey to bringing the character to life in the threequel. Described as a “tongue-in-cheek” interview with the director, “Finding Korg” takes a look at the evolution of the character design, as well as the visual effects that helped bring him to life on the big screen.
Evolution of Thor and Hulk’s Bromance
The dynamic between Thor and Hulk in Thor: Ragnarok was one of the film’s strongest aspects. After all, these were two characters that famously fought in The Avengers, and despite working together in Avengers: Age of Ultron never really had the greatest of bonds. That all changed in Ragnarok. This feature will look back to the beginning when the two first met, from their first Helicarrier fight, to their time in Sakaar, exploring how the unlikely duo became friends that helped save Asgard together.
The Extended/Deleted Scenes
As with the latest “Team Darryl” short, the extended and deleted scenes promise plenty of Goldblum’s Grandmaster. However, they also offer more of Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange, not to mention Karl Urban’s scene-stealing Skurge. If you purchase the digital version of the film, you’ll also unlock two additional deleted scenes — “Travel to Asgard” and “Race To The Wormhole,” making for a total of five deleted and three extended scenes.
Sure, there’s no David Hasselhoff-led music video, but judging by the extended scenes that have already surfaced, they’re just as fun as the rest of the film.
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