Thor was accused of being a boring character throughout his first two solo movies and the first two Avengers movies. Therefore, he went through quite a transformation over the course of his third solo outing and the next two Avengers team-ups. He lost his hair. He lost his hammer. And then he lost his physique. He came out of Avengers: Endgame with what is being called “Bro Thor.” However, concept art for Thor: Ragnarok shows yet a different look for the thunder god.
Andy Park is the head of Visual Development and Concept Art at Marvel Studios. Some of his work has surfaced from the threequel and made its way to Reddit. User, u/ak2sup, posted this piece to the r/marvelstudios subreddit community.
This piece makes Odinson look like he was caught in a terrible rainstorm. But I’m sure the look they were going for was a weathered…I mean, a battle-weary look. When we found him in Ragnarok, he was in search of the Infinity Stones. Obviously, he wasn’t very successful, because Thanos beat the Avengers in their first movie against him. And when we did catch up with Thor in Ragnarok, he went on a little detour. First, meeting up with Doctor Strange on Earth. Then, traveling to Sakaar to find Hulk. This concept art was scrapped for the look the Stan Lee barber gave us.
Reddit user, Funmachine, commented on the post by explaining,
“This is Thor’s roadworn look. It’s literally his costume at the beginning of Thor: Ragnarok, sans shoulder pad and with his hair tied back. It is his best look imo.”
Then they compared the concept art with a picture from the film. So even though the complete look wasn’t used for the film, some of it did.
Thor will return in Thor: Love and Thunder. Writer/Director Taika Waititi said he wasn’t sure if he will use the “Bro Thor” look yet. Though, Chris Hemsworth has posted a video of him getting back to Thor’s former shape. But as long as he still has that bad-ass beard with the braids, I’m cool.
The fourth Thor installment will arrive on November 5th, 2021. Screen Geek will keep you posted on any further developments.