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Thor Ragnarok Ending Meaning: Is Asgard Really Destroyed?

Thor: Ragnarok is a 2017 American superhero film directed by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, based on the Marvel Comics character Thor. It is the 17th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the sequel to Thor (2011) and Thor: The Dark World (2013). (MCU).

Chris Hemsworth starred opposite Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo, and Anthony Hopkins in the picture directed by Taika Waititi from a script by Eric Pearson and the writing duo of Craig Kyle and Christopher Yost.

Thor must flee the alien planet Sakaar in time to save Asgard from Hela (Blanchett) and the coming Ragnarök in Thor: Ragnarok.

When Kyle and Yost started writing the screenplay for the third Thor film in January 2014, it was announced. Hemsworth and Hiddleston’s participation was announced in October of that year. After Alan Taylor, the director of Thor: The Dark World, decided not to return, Waititi was hired as the film’s director a year later.

Ruffalo returned to the cast as the Hulk, repeating his role from previous MCU films, allowing portions of the 2006 comic storyline “Planet Hulk” to be adapted into Ragnarok.

The rest of the cast was announced in May 2016, including Blanchett’s role as Hela, while Pearson’s involvement was revealed at the commencement of filming in July of same year.

Principal photography was completed in October 2016 in Brisbane and Sydney, Australia, with the film also having exclusive use of Village Roadshow Studios in Oxenford.


  • Thor (Chris Hemsworth)
  • Loki is played by Tom Hiddleston.
  • Hela (Cate Blanchett)
  • Heimdall (Idris Elba)
  • Grandmaster Jeff Goldblum
  • Valkyrie – Tessa Thompson
  • Skurge – Karl Urban
  • Bruce Banner / Hulk (Mark Ruffalo)
  • Odin (Anthony Hopkins)
  • Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch)
  • Korg – Taika Waititi
  • Topaz – Rachel House
  • Surtur – Clancy Brown (voice)
  • Hogun Tadanobu Anso
  • Volstagg – Ray Stevenson
  • Fandral (Zachary Levi)

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Is Asgard Actually Dead?

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That depends on how you define “is.” In the comics, Asgard (and, in fact, the entire Thor family) vanished for nearly five years. Thor wasn’t published, Asgardians didn’t appear in comic books, Asgard wasn’t a place, and the Norse gods had vanished from the Marvel Universe. They finally returned, but as with all comics, it was unavoidable, and their absence was one of the story’s more wonderful meta moments.

In the movies, a planet exploding on camera is about as conclusive as it gets. Thor, understanding he can’t save his people or his kingdom, dispatches Loki to resurrect Surtur in order to stop Hela by severing her power source: Asgard itself.

As Hela redirects her attention away from the fleeing Asgardians and toward the flame monster ripping through the country, a rejuvenated Surtur goes on a rampage, expanding to the size of a mountain.

As the Asgardians flee the disintegrating Bifrost, they see Surtur raze buildings and mountains before the entire realm vanishes in an instant.

Despite the tremendous popularity of this film, there don’t appear to be any plans for a Thor 4, therefore I think it’s safe to say “yep, Asgard is gone.”

The ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Ending Is Revealed

Thor: Ragnarok' cast introduces the newest members of the Marvel Cinematic Universe - Los Angeles Times

Thor: Ragnarok is the last installment of the first Thor trilogy, and it has a significant impact on both the character and his planet.

Thor 3 revolves around the titular “Ragnarok” event, which serves as the story’s driving force. However, some viewers may find it difficult to link how the Ragnarok prophecy ties to the film’s final outcome.

Here’s how Thor: Ragnarok’s ending is explained, in case you’re curious (or confused).

Thor is severely overwhelmed in the last battle against Cate Blanchett’s Hela. Hela has Thor battered and on his knees in minutes, and she adds insult to injury by slicing out his eye.

Thor has a vision in which he sees his father Odin at the field in Norway where the All-Father died, while Hela is going for the kill. Odin reveals to Thor that Mjolnir, his broken hammer, was a power conduit rather than a power source, reawakening Thor’s full intrinsic powers as a god of thunder.

Thor gains strength can fly without Mjolnir’s assistance, and may call down and wield lightning in a number of ways with this power. While this new power isn’t enough to slay Hela, it does position Thor as a living weapon with godlike power, unlike anything he’s ever possessed.

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