The Marvel Cinematic Universe is about to be ten years old, having launched in 2008 with Iron Man. Thor: Ragnarok is the 17th movie in that franchise. Movies 1-16 were about white men, were directed by white men, and – with the exception of Guardians Of The Galaxy – were exclusively written by men. Within this context, Thor: Ragnarok contains five ground-breaking elements.
The first ground-breaking element is the fact that the film is directed by the brilliant Taika Waititi, as opposed to another white man. The second ground-breaking element is the fact that the leading villain is a woman. The Marvel Cinematic Universe has never before featured a leading female villain. Now, there is anecdotal evidence – notably from Iron Man 3 director, Shane Bl...
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