Kevin Feige likes a lot of things.
He probably likes lie-ins, free meals, easily finding a parking space, and having sex, as do most human beings.
There’s a new school of thought that’s growing in popularity on the internet which suggests that just because Kevin Feige publicly admits to liking something, it must be finding its way into a Marvel movie at some point in the near future.
If that’s the case, look forward to the stunning finale of Thor: Ragnarok, in which the God of Thunder snoozes past noon in the back of Jane Foster’s van while parked near a Taco Bell that just reopened after a health inspection gone wrong.
Okay, so maybe those aren’t the things that Feige likes which might turn up in Ragnarok. But fans are speculating that a recent retweet by the Head Marvel Overseer (HMO? That doesn’t work…) points to a certain comic book fight making it into the movie.
Thor 353. Pg 10. Pen and India ink. 10 x 15. 1984.— Walter Simonson (@WalterSimonson) December 20, 2016
Rummaging around the comics vault for something and found this. pic.twitter.com/DxYEAItK0H
It all started when legendary comic artist Walter Simonson tweeted out a picture of an old comic book page that he found while rifling through his archive (possibly looking to see if he had anything worth selling for an extra buck—comic book careers don’t bring comfy retirements).
Feige then saw the tweet, and added his own comment before sharing it with his followers.
One of my favorite panels in comic history... https://t.co/grhZ1l7QFn— Kevin Feige (@Kevfeige) December 20, 2016
Then, about two weeks later, the internet freaked out.
By “internet”, I am of course referring to about three guys who sat browsing Twitter in their underwear. These three, very lonely comic book fans kicked up a fuss, as they decided that Feige’s tweet simply had to be a covert message informing fans that the scene in question would appear in Thor: Ragnarok.
The awkward connection is that the page in question details Thor, Odin, and Loki, all teaming up to defeat a common enemy, Surtur. This particular fiery demon is confirmed to be appearing in the movie, which provided all the evidence these comic book fans needed to assume that the end of the comic in question will provide inspiration for Ragnarok’s climax.
I’m not going to give you all the details of the comic’s ending, because if this rumor is true, I’ll be spoiling the movie for you, and if it’s a load of garbage, you’ll be disappointed that it doesn’t end like the book. It’s not difficult to find a synopsis online, though, should you wish to go into Ragnarok without the risk of having anything happen that surprises you.
The important thing here, I feel, is the key line in the comic panel that Kevin Feige loves. “For Asgard,” yells Odin. Thor joins in, yelling, “For Midgard”, showing his own loyalties.
Loki ends with, “For myself!”
If anything in this comic makes its way into Thor: Ragnarok, it should be that line. It’s awesome.
It’s no wonder Kevin Feige loves it.