Just a day after Variety reported that a sequel to Captain America: The Winter Soldier was being planned, the site has broken the news that Marvel has hired Chris Yost and Craig Kyle to write the third installment in the Thor franchise as well. Yost was one of the writers behind Thor: The Dark World and Kyle has worked as the senior VP of production and development for Marvel in the past.
“I am proud of Craig and have enjoyed working with him over these past years,” said Marvel Studios President of Production, Kevin Feige. “His creative instincts have helped shape Thor and Thor: The Dark World at every level of the filmmaking process. The entire team at Marvel is very happy to continue collaborating with Craig as he continues as a screenwriter working with Christopher on the forthcoming chapter of Thor’s adventure.”
No details about the movie are known at this time, other than the fact that Chris Hemsworth will once again wield the hammer of the God of Thunder. If this is indeed the last chapter in the solo Thor movies, it wouldn’t come as a shock if this one dealt with Ragnarök, the Norse version of the apocalypse.
This is something the comics have covered in the past, and it seems like a logical place to end the franchise. Plus, it would give the filmmakers involved an excuse to put a metric ton of violence and mayhem on the screen. Just a thought.