Thor:Ragnarok, one of 2017’s most successful films with a $845 million worldwide box office take, hits Blu-ray, Digital, DVD and On-Demand March 6. For viewers looking for a peak viewing experience, The Ultimate Cinematic Universe Edition is featured in 4K Ultra HD with high dynamic range (HDR) and Dolby Atmos audio.
One of Thor: Ragnarok’s many strengths was its ability to blend comedy within the darkest of storylines (the possible destruction of Asgard by Thor’s nemesis Hela, played by Cate Blanchett). Credit goes to Hunt for the Wilderpeople filmmaker Taika Waititi for turning the film into the franchise’s finest hour (thoughThor: The Dark World is woefully underrated).
Click on the media bar below to hear Chris Hemsworth talk about his collaboration with Taika on Thor: Ragnarok:
Special features on the disc include deleted and extended scenes, audio commentary from Taika Waititi, a gag reel, a plethora of featurettes, and a look at the film’s climactic battle scenes via a retro game format (the segment is titled “8bit scenes”).
One of the reasons why I’m predicting Thor: Ragnarok will be the finest installment of the series lies is director Taika Waititi knows how to craft human relationships amidst fantastical concepts. Hunt for the Wilderpeople was one of last year’s finest films as it deftly mixed comedy and tragedy within an intriguing narrative.
The latest trailer for Thor: Ragnarok, which debuted at this year’s Comic-Con, features the aforementioned tone balance which made Hunt for the Wilderpeople such a unique experience. Hela (Cate Blanchett), though she has a ton to live up to thanks to Tom Hiddleston’s scene stealing run as Loki, seems to be a marked improvement over bland baddie Malekith (Christopher Eccleston) from 2013’s Thor: The Dark World.
Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think!
Thor: Ragnarok, co-starring Mark Ruffalo and Jaimie Alexander, opens nationwide November 3!
Thor: The Dark Woldwas the resounding box office winner over the weekend, as the Chris Hemsworth headlined feature took in $86.1 million. Budgeted at $170 million, the movie has already made over $240 million, with a worldwide gross totaling $327 million. With such great numbers, another installment of Thor should be in the offing.
Coming in second was Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa, which took in $11.3 million. Here’s this weekend’s top 10:
1. Thor: The Dark World – $86.1 million
2. Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa – $11.3 million
3. Free Birds – $11.18 million
4. Last Vegas – $11.1 million
5. Ender’s Game – Although it’s a solid film, it dips to fifth place this weekend. $10.25 million
6. Gravity – $8.4 million
7. 12 Years A Slave – $6.6 million
8. Captain Phillips – $5.8 million
9. About Time – Rachel McAdams rom-com has made $38 million overseas. $5.17 million
10. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 – $2.8 million
When it debuted in 2011, Thor was arguably the riskiest step in Marvel Studios’ grand design for building their cinematic universe. Whereas their previous self-produced films, Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, and Iron Man 2, all had some level of star or character recognition among audiences and maintained a relatively grounded tone, Thor was — both conceptually and narratively — a little more “out there.”
But, thanks to the nimble direction of Kenneth Branagh (Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit) and confident performances from its cast — foremost among them Chris Hemsworth in the title role — Thor was a both a financial and critical success. Hemsworth reprised his role for the groundbreaking superhero team-up flick, Marvel’s The Avengers, and is set to return in the former film’s sequel, Thor: The Dark World.
Speaking on the challenge of finding new ways into the character whenever he picks up the hammer, Hemsworth emphasized the importance of team work between writer, actor, and director. (Click the media bar below to hear Chris Hemsworth)
Thor: The Dark World strikes theaters November 8, 2013
Later this year, Academy Award winner Natalie Portman will reprise the role of Jane Foster in the Marvel film Thor: The Dark World, opening in theaters on November 8, 2013. Portman is no stranger to starring in big film franchises, having starred in the Star Wars franchise. Now that she is starring in the Thor film franchise, she says it’s fun to be a part of such a beloved franchise, and loves the passion of the fans. (Click on the media bar below to hear Natalie Portman)