Kevin Feige’s chat with Empire that revealed some tidbits about Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 — namely that big bad Thanos wouldn’t be making an appearance — also included some insights on what we can expect from Thor: Ragnarok, the third Marvel film scheduled for 2017. While he’s mum on any solid plot details, he does note that the film will be much different than the two previous Thor films:
I don’t think people will read into that title alone [regarding] what the movie’s going to be. It’s going to be, perhaps, as totally different from the two prior Thor movies as Winter Soldier was from the first Captain America. We want to take it to new places, we’ve got new characters that will show how big we’re swinging on this. And we have a Hulk.
Given the speculation over The Hulk following Avengers: Age Of Ultron, his absence from Civil War and then Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 dashed people’s hopes that we might get The Hulk into space. Luckily, according to Feige, Thor: Ragnarok will very much be a space tale:
The film takes place within the cosmos primarily which is to say, frankly, very little Earth.