‘Thor: Ragnarok’: Let’s Talk about Those Post-Credits Scenes
There’s a new Marvel movie out, which means we’ve got new post-credit scenes. As far as we know, the Thor: Ragnarok that was screened for critics is what will be screened for everyone else, so there aren’t any additional stingers coming down the road for this film. While Guardians of the Galaxy treated audiences to five post-credits scenes, Thor: Ragnarok follows suit with Spider-Man: Homecoming in having one serious post-credits scene and a funny post-credits scene. If you haven’t seen Thor: Ragnarok yet, spoilers ahead.
The Serious Post-Credits Scene
As Thor (Chris Hemsworth), the Revengers, the refugees from Sakaar, and the remains of the Asgardian people make their way across the cosmos looking for a new home, Thor and Loki (Tom Hiddleston) look out over the expanse with a sense of hope. That hope is quickly snuffed out as they encounter a large, imposing ship. The ship’s design appears to resemble the Chitauri ships from The Avengers, which means the ship probably belongs to Thanos (Josh Brolin).
However the ship factors in, it has to connect to Avengers: Infinity War because there’s no place else for it to go. Thor will be in Avengers: Infinity War, and it’s not like he’s going to show up and say, “Yeah, I encountered a big, scary spaceship but it was cool, nothing happened.” (Maybe if Taika Waititi was directing Infinity War, but alas)
Keep in mind that Loki has been on Thanos’ bad side ever since failing in his quest to deliver Earth back in The Avengers. So far, there have been no consequences for his failure, but considering that Loki lost the scepter (the Mind Stone) and the Tesseract (the Space Stone), he’s probably not Thanos’ favorite person in the universe right now. Loki pocketed the tesseract before Asgard was destroyed, and now it looks like Thanos and his forces are in close proximity to acquiring it. As for Loki, he’s probably looking for the closest exit.
The Funny Post-Credits Scene
After the credits finish rolling, we see The Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum) and a couple members of his harem crash land on Sakaar. Goldblum, still going Full Goldblum, hems and haws to the crowd, declaring that the uprising was good, it couldn’t have been done without him because you need someone to rise against, and that they should call the whole thing a tie. The scene is kind of the perfect conclusion for Thor: Ragnarok—unapologetically weird and funny.
And to catch up on all of our Thor: Ragnarok coverage, peruse the links below:
- ‘Thor: Ragnarok': What Does the Ending Mean for the MCU?
- Karl Urban on How ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Is a Taika Waititi Movie in the Marvel Universe
- Taika Waititi Cut a ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Scene That Made Valkyrie’s Bisexuality Explicit
- ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Review: Getting Silly with the God of Thunder
- Taika Waititi on Why the ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Runtime Changed After Comic-Con