Why THOR Wasn’t In Captain America: Civil War

One prominent Marvel character that was noticeably absent from Captain America: Civil war was Thor.

According to a new report from /Film, here’s why:

“For all the fans who have been wondering why Thor wasn’t around to get involved with the skirmish in Captain America: Civil War, the events of Thor: Ragnarok hold the answer. When we catch up with Thor at the beginning of the movie, he’s been away on his own for two years, but he hasn’t been sulking.

Instead, he’s been trying to track down the puppet master behind some of the recent near-world-ending events, and looking for the Infinity Stones in order to prevent the doomed future he saw for Asgard and his people in Avengers: Age of Ultron. This has sent him across the cosmos on a number of adventures that have branched off from his original quest.”

We’ll see Thor next in Thor: Ragnarok, which will have an interesting place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe timeline:

“It’s not like, five minutes after Ultron ends we start this movie. It’s a couple years later,” Winderbaum said. “In the timeline of the MCU, things kind of happen on top of each other, especially now in Phase Three. They’re not as interlocked as they were in Phase One, you know, during Fury’s Big Week and everything. So [Thor: Ragnarok] happens maybe on top of [Captain America:] Civil War, on top of Spider-Man [Homecoming]. Somewhere in that ball park.”

Captain America: Civil War is now available to buy and stream everywhere – while Thor: Ragnarok hits theaters November 3rd.