Thor: Ragnarok arrives on Digital HD in February with ton of exclusive, bonus material. Get a sneak peek and pre-order your copy today.
I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed Thor: Ragnarok. The film had the glorious action we’ve come to expect from Marvel films, as we saw Thor (Chris Hemsworth) imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer, racing against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok–the destruction of his home and the end of Asgardian civilization at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela (Cate Blanchett).
At the same time, there were several emotional story arcs, as our faves struggled to reclaim their confidence after various (and major) defeats. Thor began the film losing his father, mjolnor, his hair, and a huge battle against his former ally and fellow Avenger, the Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo). Similarly, Bruce Banner spent the last several years trapped as Hulk, and both were unsure whether they’d have a place back on Earth and with the Avengers. We met fierce warrior, the Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), in the midst of a self-exile after losing all of her warrior sisters the last time Hela made an attempt on Asgard.
Yet, there were so many moments of humor, with trickster Loki (Tom Hiddleston), Korg (voiced by Taika Waititi), and the eccentric Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum).
I left the theater feeling very hopeful about the team Thor had assembled, especially because Earth is going to need ALL the help once Thanos arrives… but that’s for another post!
Soon, we’ll be able to bring Thor: Ragnarok home to enjoy! The film will be available in Digital HD and Movies Anywhere on February 20, then a couple weeks later (March 6) on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD, and On-Demand. We’re getting a ton of bonus material, including exclusive, never-before-seen deleted scenes, hilarious outtakes, and exclusive shorts (like part three of the mockumentary “Team Thor,” retitled “Team Darryl”). There will also be numerous making-of featurettes, which explore Taika Waititi’s unique vision, the story’s unstoppable women, the film’s comic-book origins, and much more. Check out the details below, including the boxart:
BONUS MATERIAL (may vary by retailer):
—Deleted Scenes (The Sorcerer Supreme, Skurge Finds Heimdall, Hulk Chases Thor Through Sakaar)
—Extended Scenes (Thor Meets the Grandmaster, Stupid Avenger vs. Tiny Avenger, Grandmaster and Topaz)
—Gag Reel: Watch a collection of goofs, gaffes and pratfalls starring the cast
—Exclusive Short/Team Darryl: Fresh off being unseated as the ruler of Sakaar, the Grandmaster makes his way to Earth to start a new life. It’s been over a year since Thor left Australia and Darryl has been struggling to pay his rent. Now Darryl needs a new roommate to help make the monthly payments. Unfortunately for Darryl, the Grandmaster was the only one who answered Darryl’s “Roommate Needed” ad and with no viable options, the Grandmaster moves in.
—Marvel Studios, The First Ten Years, The Evolution of Heroes: Marvel’s universe is vast and transcends both time and space. We’ll examine the Cinematic Universe as a whole and revisit each of our heroes’ current location and their place in the current MCU timeline, as it all leads up to the one culminating event: “Avengers: Infinity War.”
—Getting in Touch with Your Inner Thor: “Thor: Ragnarok” director Taika Waititi has brought his unique sensibility and sense of humor to the film in a great many ways but it is the evolution of Thor’s own sense of humor, which stands out the most in the new film. This piece explores the impact Chris Hemsworth has made on the development of his widely-loved character and celebrates the mighty cast and crew who reveal the fun and hard work that went into assembling Thor’s eccentric counterparts.
—Unstoppable Women, Hela & Valkyrie: This piece explores the strong female characters in “Thor: Ragnarok,” their importance in the MCU, their incredible casting and their epic comic origins.
—Finding Korg: A tongue-in-cheek interview with Taika on casting Korg. He describes the difficult search for just the right evolution of the character design, and the nuances of this instantly classic character in the MCU. This conversation will also delve into all the extraordinary visual effects that brought Korg, Sakaar and the worlds of “Thor: Ragnarok” to life.
—Sakaar, On the Edge of the Known and Unknown: Sakaar is the collection point for all lost and unloved things. This documentary will answer all known and unknown questions while also exploring the hard work and creativity that went into creating the look and feel of Sakaar. From design inspired by Jack Kirby’s classic artwork to the dedication of the visual development team to the awe-inspiring physical and digital production, you will see this distant world come alive.
—Journey into Mystery: A deep dive story piece with the writers, director and producer Kevin Feige about the inspirations for “Thor: Ragnarok” within the comics. Most notably, the contest of champions limited series where the Grandmaster pitted our favorite heroes against one another as he does in the film. This piece also further explores Thor’s comic book origins and classic arcs through interviews with some of the most important comic creators, such as Walt Simonson and Jack Kirby.
—8bit Scenes: Final Bridge Battle + Sakaar Spaceship Battle. Dive into these climactic sequences presented in retro video-game format.
—Evolution of Thor and Hulk’s Bromance: We’ll examine this Super Hero friendship, which has spanned through several Marvel films. From their original Helicarrier fight match to the now iconic Hulk punch from Avengers 1, see how Marvel’s most powerful Super Heroes become the most extraordinary Super Hero buddies.
—Additional Deleted Scenes: Travel to Asgard Race To The Wormhole
Make sure to pre-order your copy of Thor: Ragnarok HERE, and check out these sneak peek images, a clip from the film, and a bit of the hilarious gag reel to help tide you over!