As with any new movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we fans look forward to the end credit scenes, with this comes lots of speculation about what they mean and where they could lead! Thor Ragnarok is no different.
non-spoiler review of Thor Ragnarok here or my spoiler-filled thoughts of Thor Ragnarok here.
THOR RAGNAROK MID-CREDITS SCENE
The scene starts with Thor and Loki aboard the space-ship carrying the surviving Asgardians. Loki and Thor are looking out over the galaxy and are debating whether going to Earth is the right decision, well more specifically, Loki questions whether he returning to Earth is the right decision.
Thor is confident and reassuringly says “Brother I think we’re going to be ok.” As Thor finishes his sentence, a shadow ominously rises over them and a huge spaceship is revealed to be rising in front of them. Cut to black…
This is a relatively short scene, but it gets me super excited! This is most definitely an early scene from Avengers: Infinity War and that ship belongs to none other than Thanos.
We know based on the preview footage of Avengers: Infinity War, Thor is floating through space when he meets the Guardians of the Galaxy. I’d suggest this early encounter with Thanos doesn’t end well for the God of Thunder and results in him being stranded in space.
What happens to Loki, Hulk, Valkyrie and rest of the Asgardian is yet to be known…
THOR RAGNAROK END-CREDITS SCENE
As usual, the final stinger scene is less story focused and more comedic. It focuses on the Grandmaster crawling out of a crashed spaceship in one of the junkyards of Sakaar and coming face to face with the scavengers Thor met earlier. The Grandmaster tries to negotiate with the scavengers poorly (but comedically).
It doesn’t really serve much purpose other than to leave a smile on your face.
You can read my full non-spoiler review of Thor Ragnarok here.
Or you can read my full spoiler-filled thoughts on Thor Ragnarok here.