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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.


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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 ...


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Actually no 177A Bleecker Street is the address of Doctor Strange in the comics, so it is just a funny coincidence. This article by CBR.com explains it neatly: The first time that Doctor Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum was given an address was in 1969’s “Doctor Strange” #182, written by Roy Thomas Bleecker Street is simply the author's address at the time:...


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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, 'Why?' '...


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Roughly one quarter of MCU movies have recycled end credits scenes. The post credits scene from Iron Man 2 was used in Thor. The post credits scene from Captain America: The First Avenger was used in The Avengers. The post credits scene from Ant-Man was used in Captain America: Civil War. ...


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According to director Taika Waititi, just in time for filming1. 1And by that I obviously mean, while on Sakaar. In an interview with CBR, Taika Waititi revealed that Hulk's time on Sakaar allowed him to become more comfortable in his green skin and learn about himself: Yeah, that was really, just like with Chris, just wanting make it more interesting ...


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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 gains ...


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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 ...


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According to Ruffalo, the entire acting piece (voice, facial motion capture and body motion capture) was done by him with no outside assistance. The Hulk. That's all me that's me and and the animation team all working together but it's all I shot all. That's me acting, that's my voice, that's my face and it's my body moving around ...


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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.


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No. The stinger in Ant-Man was later reused and expanded upon in Captain America: Civil War. Ant-Man was released June 29, 2015, while Doctor Strange was released October 20, 2016.


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My instinct is that there's a few things happening here. 1) Odin has clearly covered up her existence, both literally (by hiding her visage and burying the ancient warrior graves) and figuratively (by preventing people from telling their children anything other than the officially accepted version of history). 2) Hela was around long enough ago that she ...


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Yes, he did. Based on footage that was shown at the SDCC Comic-Con (low quality copy here), Loki is seen presenting the Tesseract to a shadowy figure much larger than himself. A minute or so later, we see Thanos wearing a glove with a glowing blue stone embedded in the knuckle. So either Loki recovered the Tesseract from the wreckage of Asgard before ...


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In universe, according to Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige: 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 ...


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While it isn't a puncture wound, the Hulk does get a tooth knocked out by Stark in the Hulk-buster suit:


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In a word, no. His skin was also pierced during a fight with The Abomination in The Incredible Hulk (2008) The idea is that while he's largely invulnerable to we mere mortals, creatures of similar strength can damage and potentially even kill him.


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So Loki falls out of the Bifrost, and lands on Sakaar. The scavengers come for him; Loki does his projection, "I'm not there, I'm really here, honestly," trick; they don't capture him. He uses his magic to say hidden & observes what's going on, then cozies himself up to the Grandmaster, telling him something he wants to hear (because it's easier to ...


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They had to use the ship initially because Valkyrie blocked the bridge with the party ship she, Thor and Banner escaped from Sakaar in. By the time they are airborne and escaping, Surtur has already started Ragnarok, which is in the process of destroying Asgard and therefore the Observatory. As such, there was no time to get into the Observatory and escape ...


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Background The Einherjar aren't actually that numerous. They are an elite force that serves as the main army of Asgard (or the palace guards in times of peace), and they are personally trained by Asgard's ruler. The number of soldiers opposing Hela was likely not very much smaller than what it would have been at full force. However, they were not at full ...


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The MCU hammer doesn't have the inscription. I haven't found an indication that there is a physical inscription on this version of the hammer at all! We see Odin speak the enchantment over the hammer in the scene where Thor is banished, but we don't see any inscription or writing/lettering. Edit: Evidence for this provided in the answer to this question, ...


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Thor is a celebrity on Earth. Thor (while having a conversation with Loki) is approached by people asking to take pictures with him. Thor disguises Mjolnir as an umbrella because he is trying to stay low key and trying not to be identified as he is looking for Odin. Anyway the reason he disguises Mjolnir is the same reason a celebrity might wear glasses ...


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Thor acknowledges his own mortality in Avengers: Infinity War: In the same movie, Thor also: Therefore, it stands to reason that he is not indestructible. Regarding the specific movie, Thor: Ragnarok, it is actually said that Hela is stronger than all other living Asgardians at the moment: Therefore, since Hela quite easily tore out Thor's eye, then she ...


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In the final scenes when everyone is safely in space, you can see the smaller flyer that Loki used to fly to the castle stuck to the top of the larger freighter. We can assume that Loki flew out after dumping the tiara into the fire. He may have also taken some other items from the vault with him when he left.


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From my own answer over on Movies and TV It has not been officially confirmed but the inference is that it's Thanos in his quest for the Infinity Stones...which will lead into the Avengers: Infinity War movie. As Thor and Loki (Tom Hiddleston) relish in their victory, a giant spaceship with the very clear design and silhouette of Thanos looms ...


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Given this imperfect still, I might surmise the Man-Thing, Ares (the God of War), Beta Ray Bill and The Bi-Beast have all been champions at one point or another in the Grandmaster’s games. Each of these beings is highly formidable and given their capabilities would have made fine champions for the Grandmasters gladiatorial games. Man-Thing: A creature ...


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It's not that strong - Thor: Ragnarok sort of proved the limitations of lightning against 'A' level opponents: Loki: Hit her with a lightning blast. Thor: I just hit her with the biggest lightning blast in the history of lightning. It did nothing. Even during Infinity War's climactic battle, when Thor was laying about with lightning and ...


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According to this quote from Taika Waititi: via huffpost So I guess


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Why not? Loki did, after all, steal the Tesseract once before (back in The Avengers) in order to obtain an army and transport it to Earth. While that was at the behest of Thanos, it shows that the Tesseract is a particularly powerful, valuable, and useful item. It’s thus not hugely surprising that when we see Loki wander past it unattended in the Asgardian ...


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Without having seen the movie, I suspect that the prayer Thor is reciting is one often attributed as a "Viking prayer for the dead" as follows: Lo, There do I see my Father, and Lo, there do I see my Mother, and Lo, There do I see my Brothers and my Sisters and Lo, There do I see my people back to the begining, and Lo they do call to me, and Bid ...


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The movie doesn't address it explicitly but we can guess what happened. This question is about a plot point of a recently released movie, so obviously spoilers ahead In short: Thor is subjugated by a simple electric net because, at that time, he is not the God of Thunder. He truly becomes it during the movie. First of all, Thor produces thunder a few ...


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