Thor has always been one of those characters whose existing world has more potential than your average Avenger. In addition to the entirety of Asgard, he has the added complexities of his brother Loki, his father Odinson, and his friends Lady Sif and the Warriors Three, which consists of Hogun, Fandaral, and Volstagg.
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So far in the marketing for Thor: Ragnarok, these three are nowhere to be seen? Why is that? Speaking with CinemaBlend, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige pointed to Loki as the reason for their absence:
“It’s been in the works for many years, right, since we finished Dark World. What has Loki been doing on that throne in guise of Odin? And we always liked the idea that he was doing a good job! He was doing a good, but shortsighted job. The trains were running on time, but he wasn’t paying attention to anything else going on in the universe or in the realms. … So that was always one idea. And the idea that he would have to get rid of Heimdall, because Heimdall can see everything. That was an idea – and probably the Warriors Three, to discount them… which is probably an answer to a question I’ve been asked a few times today: Sif was probably banished. She’s off somewhere.”
Admittedly, this is a bit disappointing. With Thor going off on his own into the galaxy, there was a real potential for him to utilize his friends for the majority of the film, as opposed to just parts of it.
But of course, in the interest of exploring Thor’s own journey and moving the plot forward, it makes sense that they’d focus more on him creating his own new team, rather than just revisiting his old comrades.
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Thor: Ragnarok hits theaters on November 3, 2017.