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Thor: Ragnarok Gets Writer

According to Variety, Stephany Folsom has been chosen to write the Marvel Studios film Thor: Ragnarok. Stephany Folsom is going to be the first female sole writer with a movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (Nicole Perlman co-wrote Guardians of the Galaxy with James Gunn and Thor: Ragnarok is set to be released at least a year before Captain Marvel, which will be written by Perlman and Meg LeFauve).

Stephanie FolsomStephany Folsom’s sole other credit on IMDB is for the television series Ds2dio 360. However, since Nicole Perlman’s credits on IMDb are only for movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, this apparent lack of experience should not be cause for concern. Marvel Studios has done well with relative unknowns in the past, and they will likely continue to do so in the future.

Thor: Ragnarok has also recently acquired a director, Taika Waiti. It was also recently established that Bruce Banner/Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) would be joining fellow Avenger Thor (Chris Hemsworth) in Thor: Ragnarok. For those of you unfamiliar with the basics of Norse mythology, both the title of the movie and remarks from Kevin Feige indicate that Bruce Banner, Thor, Sif (Jaimie Alexander), and their comrades will be going up against the Asgardian apocalypse. In addition, Jaimie Alexander has claimed that Thor: Ragnarok will tie in with the next movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe lineup, Captain America: Civil War. This tidbit is a bit odd when one considers that none of the characters in Thor: Ragnarok will be appearing in Captain America: Civil War and vice versa. However, the characters will probably be impacted by the fallout in the earlier movie (although over a year in real-time later). It’s unlikely that it will be clear how these movies will be connected (besides the usual #ItsAllConnected MCU ties) until at least the first of them is released.

Thor: Ragnarok is set to be released on November 3rd 2017.


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