Thursday, November 12, 2015

"Thor: Ragnarok"

According to reports, Marvel Studios will include the 'Hulk' in director Taika Waititi's developing feature "Thor: Ragnarok", as well as a major female character that has figured prominently throughout Marvel Comics:

'Hela', created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1964 for Marvel Comics is based on the Norse mythological 'Hel', ruler of the underworld and goddess of the dead...

...who rules over 'Niffleheim', the 'Asgardian' realm of the afterlife.

'Ragnarok', the main super-villain of "Thor: Ragnarok", was created by Mark Millar of "Kick-Ass" fame, debuting in Marvel Comics' "Civil War" #3 (July 2006) as a 'cyborg clone' of Thor.

"...when 'Thor' was missing in action, presumed dead, 'Tony Stark' took one of his hairs, which he had retained from the first meeting of the 'Avengers' and cloned the 'Asgardian' DNA with Stark technology. 
This resulted in the creation of a new, cyborg Thor. 

"Ragnarok has all the powers and knowledge of Thor including super-strength, extensive combat knowledge, stamina, high resistance to physical injury, immunity to Earthly diseases, superhuman agility and reflexes.

"Ragnarok's hammer, though not the enchanted 'Mjolnir', is constructed of a 'vibranium' and 'adamantium' alloy, able to absorb and discharge lightning, with circuitry in its head, allowing Ragnarok to direct it mentally..."

Starring Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Jaimie Alexander, Ray Stevenson, Anthony Hopkins and Mark Ruffalo, "Thor: Ragnarok", written by Christopher Yost and Craig Kyle is scheduled for release November 3, 2017.

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