Alternate ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Ending Would Have Changed Loki’s Fate In ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

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An alternate ending for Thor: Ragnarok would have effectively changed how Loki would have died in Avengers: Infinity War.

Thor: Ragnarok directly led into Avengers: Infinity War, with the latter beginning moments after Thanos had destroyed the ship carrying the Asgardians who had escaped Hela’s wrath. Besides just general civilians, the ship had Thor, Korg, and Loki on board. In the opening moments of Avengers: Infinity War, Thanos destroyed the ship and took the Tesseract from Loki, killing the trickster. Within minutes, audiences knew that Thanos wouldn’t be playing around in Avengers: Infinity War.

A brand new piece of concept art from the Avengers: Endgame art book shows how the beginning of the Infinity War could have been radically different if Thor: Ragnarok had ended in a completely different manner. Instead of going on the ship with everyone in Thor: Ragnarok, Loki would have dispersed to Jotunheim to protect himself and the Tesseract. This would have directly led to the beginning of Avengers: Infinity War, where Thanos would have found Loki on the planet of Jotunheim and killed him.

This ending would have definitely changed how audiences would have perceived Loki at the beginning of Avengers: Infinity War, as he does ultimately try to protect himself and Thor by sheer virtue of being in his vicinity. If Loki were alone, as the alternate Thor: Ragnarok ending suggested, audiences would have not have seen him essentially redeemed in the eyes of his brother.

What are your thoughts on the Thor: Ragnarok alternate ending? Do you think you would have preferred Avengers: Infinity War opening differently? Let us know in the comments!

Loki was last seen in Avengers: Endgame. Here’s the official synopsis for the movie:

The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films, Avengers: Endgame.

Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Benedict Wong, Jon Favreau, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Josh Brolin.

Avengers: Endgame is now available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray, DVD, and Disney Plus.