– by David Kozlowski


After the historically awful 2017 summer movie season, which started out strong with Wonder Woman, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Beauty and the Beast, and Spider-Man: Homecoming, but ultimately fizzled following the worst Labor Day weekend in 17 years. So, as fall encroaches we turn our attention to a truly amazing slate of films, including IT, Blade Runner 2049, Justice League, and a little Marvel indie project you may have heard of, Thor: Ragnarok.

Of course, we’re just messing around, the feeling here at LRM is that Thor: Ragnarok will be the hit film of the fall and possibly Marvel’s biggest non-Avengers success to-date. Early word is that Cate Blanchett’s Hela is potentially Marvel’s best villain yet, we have a talking Hulk, and there’s a war that appears to obliterate Asgard that’s directly adapted from Norse legend — and that’s just the stuff we’ve seen in the trailers!

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Apparently, we’re not riding the Mjolnir hype train all by ourselves. TheWrap is reporting that Thor: Ragnarok is Fandando’s most-anticipated fall movie (followed by Justice League, Blade Runner 2049, Kingsman, and IT), according to a survey of more than 1,000 fans. Hear that DC? Thor, Valkyrie, and Hulk beat your Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman! Frankly, this is the kind of Marvel vs. DC competition that we’ve been dreaming about for years.

This same survey also suggests that Chris Hemsworth is the season’s “Most Anticipated Actor” and Gal Gadot is the “Most Anticipated Actress,” I don’t know what you do with this knowledge exactly, but there it is.

Also, as of today fans can also buy advance tickets for Thor: Ragnarok (and Fandango’s holding a sweepstakes where the winner gets a trip to Hollywood to hang-out with Chris Hemsworth and attend the premiere). You’re welcome!

What’s your prediction for Thor: Ragnarok‘s box office this fall? Let us know in the comments down below!

Thor: Ragnarok hits theaters on November 3, 2017.

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David Kozlowski is a writer, podcaster, and visual artist. A U.S. Army veteran, David worked 20 years in the videogame industry and is a graduate of Arizona State University's Film and Media Studies.