“Thor” Gets Raves As Feige Talks MCU Future

Full reviews are now flooding out for Marvel’s “Thor: Ragnarok” and the film so far is doing swimmingly.

On Rotten Tomatoes it has scored a 98% (7.9/10) and on Metacritic it stands at 77/100. That makes it not just easily the best film in the “Thor” franchise to date, but puts it on par with “Logan”, just a smidgen above “Wonder Woman” and “Spider-Man Homecoming” and well above “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” in terms of the year’s superhero movies on those review aggregate sites.

With the film ready to hit cinemas, Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige has been giving numerous interviews in which he’s offered some updates on projects in development along with discussing some potential ideas for the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

One of those possible ideas is making Thor a woman, just like the comics have done in recent years. Feige was asked about the possibility by Movies.com and he says he’s definitely not ruling the prospect out:

“We always look back to the comics to get those ideas … sometimes very specific storylines like ‘Civil War,’ sometimes just nuggets or characters like ‘Planet Hulk’. So anything that’s happened in the comics, even a female Thor, become great potentials and the ideas from which future movies can be born.”

One issue there is that in the comics the female Thor was Jane Foster, the role Natalie Portman played in the first two “Thor” films. Portman hasn’t expressed a keenness to return to the MCU, but hasn’t ruled out the possibility either.

Asked if he could offer an update on a potential sequel to “Doctor Strange,” Feige once again re-iterated that they have no plans to really talk about the future of the MCU beyond the fourth “Avengers” until after that film hits cinemas:

“Our focus is on the next six movies. Finishing the first three phases, getting Untitled Avengers out into the world on May 19th before publicly focusing on anything else. Certainly, we would love to tell more about the Strange story [in a sequel].”

Only two films beyond that untitled May 2019 entry have been set – “Spider-Man Homecoming” for July 2019 and “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” for 2020. “Thor: Ragnarok” hits U.S. cinemas on November 3rd with tickets now on sale.