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Is there any relevance to Thor getting his hair cut other than comedic value?

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 ...
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Why was Thor's quinjet password 'Point Break'?

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 ...
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Is this an easter egg to Sherlock in Thor Ragnarok?

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’...
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Is there any relevance to Thor getting his hair cut other than comedic value?

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 ...
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Is the "Dr. Strange" post credits scene the first to appear in a later movie?

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 ...
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When did Hulk get so intelligent?

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 ...
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Why was Thor's quinjet password 'Point Break'?

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 ...
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If Mjolnir was made for Thor, why is Hela seen using it in Thor: Ragnarok before it was even given to him?

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. ...
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How is MCU Hulk voiced?

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 ...
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What role did Matt Damon play in Thor: Ragnarok?

Just after Thor returns to Asgard, he stumbles upon a play being performed to "Odin" (disguised Loki). The actor playing the actor portraying Loki is Matt Damon.
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Who are the "princes" that Hela refers to?

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 ...
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Why couldn't Hela defeat Surtur?

Several factors are at play here and they all combine together to show us how Surtur would have defeated Hela. Firstly, you are correct in assuming the fights between Thor and Surtur and Hela and ...
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Is the "Dr. Strange" post credits scene the first to appear in a later movie?

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 ...
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How, if at all, was Thor unaware of Hela?

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 (...
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How exactly does the Thor vs Hulk fight end in Thor: Ragnarok?

According to this quote from Taika Waititi: via huffpost So I guess
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Did Loki steal the Tesseract, again?

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 ...
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Why wasn't Loki imprisoned on Sakaar like all the other slaves?

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 ...
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Why does Loki take the Tesseract?

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 indirectly at the behest of Thanos, it shows ...
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Is Thor: Ragnarok the first time we've seen this happen to The Hulk?

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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Is Thor: Ragnarok the first time we've seen this happen to The Hulk?

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 ...
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Where was this character during the events of Ragnarok?

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 ...
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In Thor: Ragnarok, where were the mighty Asgard armies?

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 ...
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What was the poem that Thor was reciting while in the chamber with Korg?

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 ...
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How did Loki escape?

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 ...
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Who is depicted in the statues on the Grandmaster's Palace in Thor: Ragnarok?

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 ...
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Why did Thor make Mjolnir look like an umbrella?

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 ...
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Why didn't Thor call down lightning against Thanos?

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 ...
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At the end of Thor: Ragnarok why don't the Asgardians turn and head for the Bifrost as per their original plan?

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 ...
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What was the meaning of the mid-credits scene in Thor: Ragnarok?

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 ...
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If Mjolnir was made for Thor, why is Hela seen using it in Thor: Ragnarok before it was even given to him?

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 ...
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