Although the haircut scene doesn't affect the movie's plot and is played for laughs, it also works as part of the movie's symbolism.
Over the course of Ragnarok, Thor is stripped of almost all the accoutrements we associate with Thor. He loses his father, his hammer, many of his friends, half of his cape, his freedom, and then his hair.
(While his hair is ...
This is a back-reference to the first Avengers film.
TONY (CONT'D): (TO THOR) No hard feelings, Point Break. You've got a mean swing. (referring to the Iridium) Also, it means the
portal can open as wide, and stay open as long, as Loki wants.
The idea being that Thor looks like Patrick Swayze's character Bodhi in the film of the same name.
At the beginning of the movie Thor, Mjolnir is not enchanted. It's just Thor's war hammer, built for him by whoever makes Asgardian weapons. He uses it because it's his, with no other particular requirements.
After the fiasco with the Frost Giants, Odin places an enchantment on the weapon -- this is what he's doing when he whispers into the hammer, just ...
Thor is an Avenger for a multitude of reasons.
It's worth noting that the entire plot of The Avengers/Avengers Assemble is set into motion by Thor's actions in Thor. If Thor hadn't waged a war upon the Ice Giants out of pride and anger, then he never would have been banished to Earth, and Loki would have never sent the Destroyer there to kill him. Despite ...
Apparently it was just because Chris didn't like wearing the wig anymore and it just took too long to get right as Eric Pearson has said in the below interview:
"When I arrived, there were certain things they had already decided," Pearson told CBR. "'We’re going to break the hammer.. Another one was, 'We’re going to cut the hair.' I said, '...
Loki fell off into the Sea of Space, an area off the edge of the city of Asgard. That region lies between the Nine Worlds.
Asgard is surrounded by water. Multiple shots establish this. It is magical water because it flows off of the surface of the realm in a grand waterfall. Since the Asgardians do not worry about running out of water, it must be magically ...
Gungnir appears to have been left in the throne room in Asgard during Thor: Ragnarok when Ragnarok happens and Surtur destroys Asgard as I explain here. The last we see of it is when Hela disarms Thor.
It may be obvious to some but it's also worth noting that your familiarity with a specific weapon matters a lot and even more so when switching between ...
There are certainly a few examples from the comics:
Thor uses Mjölnir to hammer a shaky pillar back into the ground in Thor #267
He uses his hammer to build a trench in Avengers #98
He also uses his hammer to build a lava channel in Marvel Team-Up #26
Not that we've seen
If you recall back to the original Thor movie, the enchantment was placed specifically on Mjolnir during the course of the movie by Odin, as part of his attempt to teach Thor humility and responsibility. The fact that both Thor and Loki attempted to lift it in Thor and were surprised to have failed also implies that the lifting aspect was ...
Because Thor (and Loki, the Asgard, and everything else from the Thor universe) comes directly from Norse mythology. As Norse mythology originates from Scandinavia, it wouldn't make any sense for it to not be heavily featured.
As to why Norway is featured more heavily than other Scandinavian countries; there are a few points that I can think of:
He probably knows
There's a scene in the 2011 film Thor in which the characters come across a book about Thor, the Bifrost, and so on. The page about Thor has the following words in large, bold letters:
THURSDAY - THOR'S DAY
The characters share their findings and research with each other several occasions throughout the film, so it's possible that ...
In Avengers: Age of Ultron, Thor uses Mjolnir to bring Vision to life.
It is a loose definition of "build" but I would consider this to be what Odin had in mind. Unfortunately, building is usually not as exciting as destruction, so it is less likely to be portrayed on screen in general.
Because he’s not exactly been acting worthy at all during the 5 year gap.
He’s been wallowing in self doubt drinking himself to oblivion and raging at 14 year olds in online games. He’s then sat in his guilt and depression rather than getting up and doing something about it.
Incidentally this is probably the exact opposite reason for what makes Steve ...
It’s Tony’s nickname for Thor
According to an Screen Rant article:
When Thor enters the Quinjet he has a hard time gaining access to its
controls. The ship asks for voice recognition input and he uses many
different names including, “Thor,” “Thor, Son of Odin,” “God of
Thunder,” and “Strongest Avenger.” However, the name that ultimately
When we see Thor at this point, the following things have happened in his life, from his perspective:
He failed to protect his people from Thanos' attack on the sanctuary.
He failed to protect his brother from Thanos.
In a fit of rage, and revenge, he doesn't one shot kill Thanos, which allows Thanos to wipe out half the life forms in the universe.
By the ...
The enchantment on Mjolnir (the hammer) is not made until Thor (the character) is banished to Earth in Thor (the movie). Long, long after Hela used it when she went a conquering with Odin.
Up until that time presumably anyone Odin gave the hammer to could wield it without restriction. I don't believe just anyone could have ...
Not without hurting or killing Odin.
There’s a Marvel comic called Thor: TDW Prelude which takes us from the end of Thor (destruction of the Bifrost) through The Avengers and to the beginning of Thor: TDW. I answered a similar question last year, and quoted this panel (which handily answers your question, too):
(This comes in issue 1 of 2.) As Odin says to ...
There are multiple reasons for why Loki attacked Earth.
The first and most obvious motive is also the simplest - Revenge.
From Avengers Assemble;
Thor: We were raised together, we played together, we fought together. Do you remember none of that?
Loki: I remember a shadow, living in the shade of your greatness. I remember you tossing me into an abyss, ...
With the release of Thor: Ragnarok, aspects of Dr R Dizzle's answer have now been invalidated. In particular:
This seems to indicate that his standard Asgardian powers are his again, and not imbued by the hammer. We never see him depowered without the hammer since the first movie, so it's hard to say when the enchantment was no longer in effect.
Because the helmet prop was not made properly (IMO) and kept on falling over and breaking. From an interview with IGN; transcribed by Comic Book Therapy:
Secretly I think I was the biggest advocate for not having the helmet. Secretly between me and whoever is watching [laughs]. It’s just incredibly uncomfortable. The amount of times it would fall off and ...
Marvel Wikia says about Mjolnir:
Owners Current Owner Jane Foster
Jane Foster (Earth-616), wikia
Marvel themselves have a press release for the new Thor
Writer Jason Aaron and artist Russell Dauterman unveiled longtime
Marvel mainstay Jane Foster as the Goddess of Thunder on the issue’s
For the enchantement, there'S this image:
Odin fully believed Thor was worthy to take his place on the throne as King. It was only once Odin deemed Thor unworthy of being King that he lost the ability to wield Mjolnir.
Previously, both myself and KutuluMike argued that Thor's hammer hadn't been enchanted at the beginning of Thor. However, Valorum found this quote from Odin before Thor loses his ...
Nordic naming tends to consist of a first name and the name of the parent. Thor, would be Thor Odinson, the son of Odin.
Loki, however, is not Odin's son. He's adopted by him, but his father is the frost giant Laufey. As an adopted Asgardian, he can't very well call himself Loki Laufeyson, so Loki of Asgard it is. He is of Asgard, but the son of no ...
The Bifrost is not the only way to reach Asgard, or the other realms, or else Asgard would have no reason to be afraid of anything.
As we see in the prologue of Thor, the Jotun are perfectly capable of reaching Midgard on their own. We can only assume they're capable of reaching the other realms as well. Similarly, in the prologue to Thor 2 we see Asgard ...
She refers to Thor and Loki
Both Thor and Loki, as true-born/recognized sons of Odin, are the princes of Asgard.
She assumes that they have either died during the Bifrost transport, or she is simply bluffing in order to gain support and recognition in Asgard.
Though the legends are unclear, it is rumored historically that Heimdall is a member of the Vanir, a race of fertility gods gifted with powerful magic and the gift of foresight. They were enemies of Odin and his people, the Aesir, and once they were defeated, absorbed into the Aesir to became part of the Asgardian pantheon of deities.
In Norse Mythology:
Yes, in Marvel comics and cartoons Thor's hammer can be lifted and wielded by others if Thor is touching it. The trick is that they have to be strong enough to overpower Thor. The Hulk has done this in a recent issue of Avengers Assemble (#4):
The same thing happened earlier in the Hulk: Let the Battle Begin one-shot.
Finally, there are many, many ...