Thor: Ragnarok is a very different film from the usual Marvel movie fare – that much has been communicated in the interviews and marketing material released ahead of its November debut. But according to Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios and one of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s head architects, Thor’s bizarre, intergalactic trip alongside the Hulk is only the beginning. The next four films will also be very different.
“All of the next films by design have been built to be very different, to be very unique,” Feige said in a red carpet interview. “Ragnarok, Black Panther, certainly as we get into Infinity War and even Ant-Man and the Wasp, which is nearing the end of their production period right now. All four of those movies are distinct and special and I can’t wait for people to see. Thankfully they get to see Ragnarok starting now.”
How exactly those movies will be different from past MCU outings is currently unknown – Thor: Ragnarok only premiered for critics and select audiences yesterday. That being said, the MCU is nearing its 10-year anniversary. If Marvel wants to bring out the big guns and completely flip the script on what a Marvel movie is, now would be the perfect time to do it.
Debuting in theaters on Nov. 3, 2017, Thor: Ragnarok is a production of Marvel Studios directed by Taika Waititi and starring Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo and Anthony Hopkins.