So, you’ve seen Avengers: Age of Ultron six times, and you’re wondering, ‘what does this mean for my favourite character?’. In this series of articles, we’re going to take a look at where each character has been left, and use what we already know, as well as some speculation, to discuss what the end of Age of Ultron means for each of the Avengers. Needless to say, spoilers ahead for Age of Ultron.
Both Avengers films ended in a similar way for Thor. He had some fun times with the rest of the team, before returning home to Asgard. Other than that, the film didn’t give us much to go on regarding the future of the character. There was however the scene in which he’s having his mind played with by Scarlet Witch. In this sequence he sees Heimdall, as well as many other Asgardians, and it becomes apparent that one of his biggest fears is that he cannot save them from whatever he might face in the future.
Luckily for us, we have a rough idea of what that might be. Thor’s next solo film has the title Thor: Ragnarok. In the comics (and in Norse mythology) Ragnarok is the name given to a doomsday like event in which there is a great battle, and it’s essentially the end of the world (that’s a massively simplified version of course). This is more than likely what the vision Thor had was foreshadowing.
Thor also has a line referencing the Infinity Stones before he leaves earth, meaning that at the start of Ragnarok he could be searching for or protecting one of the Stones that we’re yet to see. This would obviously link in well with Infinity War, and the villain we’ll be seeing there, Thanos, whose main objective is to collect all six of the Stones in an effort to have the most powerful weapon in the universe.
In Age of Ultron’s post credit scene we see Thanos for only the third time. In this brief appearance we see him open a well protected vault of some kind, and put on the Infinity Gauntlet, a glove designed to hold all of the Infinity Stones and combine their power. The reason I’m mentioning this is that the last time we saw the Gauntlet was in the first Thor film, in Odin’s trophy room. This could mean that Loki, who has previously encountered Thanos (he was the one that gave Loki the Chitauri Scepter in the first Avengers), and is currently in disguise as Odin might have given him the Gauntlet in some sort of deal.
What do you think is next for Thor? Did we miss anything? Share your thoughts in the comments.
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