How Odin Will Show Up in Thor: Ragnarok

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With Thor: Ragnarok's filming expected to begin this June, more details about its plot are being revealed. We know that Cate Blanchett is playing a villain, and we know that Mark Ruffalo's The Hulk will show up alongside Chris Hemsworth's Thor. But what about Anthony Hopkins' Odin?

In Thor: The Dark World, Loki disguised himself as Odin, and as far as we know, Loki stills sits on the throne of Asgard and rules under his stead, but what happened to the real Odin? revealed how Odin will become a part of the Thor: Ragnarok's plot, so if you don't want spoilers, now is the time to turn back.

It's near impossible to kill Odin, and the best time to try is while he's in his Odinsleep (a sort of meditation used to recharge the Odinforce, a powerful magic possessed by the ruler of Asgard). When Loki replaced him, Odin wasn't in his magical slumber. As much as Loki might want to kill Odin, he didn't — or, at least, can't — just yet. Whatever did happen, Odin has fled Asgard for Midgard, where he wanders the Earth as one of those crazy-looking "the end is nigh" street-corner hobos, warning of the impending apocalypse (American for Ragnarok).

Seeing Odin this way would be sad, but they might approach this in a more comedic way. Since Marvel chose Flight of the Conchords director Taika Waititi to helm the film, I'm guessing it will be for the laughs.

Thor: Ragnarok will be released in theaters on Nov. 3, 2017.