The post-credit scenes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe sets up the events of future films or the next phase. We can guess which film effects what based on the order which you are supposed to watch the films. As you might have guessed, the events in Ant-Man set up the events for Captain America: Civil War, with Paul Rudd, and many other members of the Avengers reprising their roles for the sequel. The film is just wrapping up production, with Doctor Strange and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 still under development prepping for production.
There will be a huge lack of an Asgardian presence in Civil War, but it appears there will be a small Easter Egg for Thor fans. In a new interview with The LA Times, Jaime Alexander, who plays Lady Sif in the Thor franchise, says that the events in Civil War will have an impact in Thor: Ragnarok. More on the story below.
Alexander, who was at Comic-Con to help promote her starring vehicle Blindspot, confirmed that she had a role in the sequel, but says that Marvel Studios wouldn’t reveal too much to her. The actress says that “Sif will have a very pivotal part in that movie,” but could not elaborate on how pivotal it will be because she’ll “get shot.”
That isn’t surprising, considering how secretive Marvel has been, even with their own stars.
While telling us how Civil War would lead into Ragnarok would be a major spoiler, Alexander talked about how good Marvel has been at interconnecting the films and TV shows to the MCU:
“Yeah, thereâ€™s a lot of great stuff theyâ€™ve peppered in […] There’s just all kind of Easter eggs and hints, if youâ€™re really paying attention. Theyâ€™re so good at interweaving everything throughout those films.”
Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has said that Thor: Ragnarok is the most important film in Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. According to him, the film takes place right after the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron.
As for the story it is based on, Ragnarok is pretty complicated. Basically Thor discovers the base metal that Mjolnir still exists, and could potentially be used by enemies of Asgard. With the dwarves who created Thor’s hammer agreeing to throw the base metal into the void, Loki successfully claims the metal for his own, and uses it to create his own army. An army not only powerful enough to break Thor’s hammer, but cause Ragnarok which is basically the Asgardian Apocalypse. Seeking a way to rebuild his hammer, Thor seeks out the Full Wisdom of Odin, which cannot be easily obtained. The only way the Avenger can get this power is if he sacrifices himself.
It’s not clear if Thor: Ragnarok will be a direct adaptation of the story arc. There have been rumors that Marvel would start killing off some of the major characters of the MCU, but that remains to be seen; and, as we all know, you don’t stay dead for too long in the comics.
Thor: Ragnarok is set to open in theaters on July 28, 2017
[Source: The LA Times]