Hello, and welcome to another post where I attempt to predict the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the aftermath of Avengers: Endgame. However, this time I come armed with a definitive answer, or at least something that comes pretty close to it because “Difficult to see. Always in motion is the future.” Wait, sh*t, wrong franchise. Or is it? I don’t even know anymore.
As the dust settles in the final moments of Endgame, Fat Thor decides to f*ck off across space with the Guardians of the Galaxy much to the chagrin of Star-Lord, who is still very much intimidated by the pirate angel even in his less chiseled form. Or maybe it’s because Chris Pratt only recognizes one savior: The Lord Jesus Christ. In which case, now I want an entire movie where Evangelical Star-Lord tries to tell a Viking deity that God doesn’t wear an eye-patch, and I’ll write it my own damn self if I have to. You’re not my dad, Marvel!
Anyway, Thor’s presence on the Benatar obviously raises questions about the plot of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3. and whether the team is now fully stacked in the hammer-axe-thingy department. According to prolific Marvel Comics writer Jim Starlin, maybe don’t hold your breath.
Thor is not necessarily a Guardian now, either. I mean, he ran off with them […] but that doesn’t mean he’s going to be in the next Guardians movie. He wasn’t in the situation when James Gunn wrote his script for that particular movie. So we’ll have to see.
Granted, things could change, but adding Thor into the mix would presumably be a massive distraction to whatever the hell James Gunn has planned for his final Guardians installment. Like the rest of the MCU, the Guardian volumes have stayed mostly self-contained with The Avengers films acting as “crossover events.” Plus, it sure seems a lot like GOTG 3 will focus on convincing Past Gamora to fill the gap left by Dead Gamora. Although, frankly, a “getting the team back together” movie seems like an odd step backward and nowhere near as interesting as a whole film dealing with Fat Thor. Are his turds more famously huge than Drax’s? The people have a right to know.
Things get even trickier when you consider the fact that there were already rumblings of a Thor 4 before Endgame hit theaters, and the events of that movie all but put up a neon sign that a fourth sequel is coming. It also doesn’t hurt that Chris Hemsworth is on record saying he’s finally happy with how Taiki Waititi has “liberated” his character, so I’m guessing he’ll be busy with that.
That said, is a Fat Thor cameo in GOTG 3 on the table? I can’t imagine why Marvel would punt such an easy win. They basically have to now. (Please make it about the turds. For Stan.)
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