Thor: Ragnarok’s use of a specific song in the movie was an incredible choice and foreshadowed what would happen to Asgard in Infinity War.
When the Asgardians ended up as refugees in Avengers: Infinity War it was a huge shock, but their fate was already announced in the first fight scene of Thor: Ragnarok. Ragnarok saw the destruction of Asgard by Surtur at the end of the film, forcing all Asgardians onto a spaceship headed for Earth. But at the beginning of Infinite War, Thanos attacks the Asgardians to claim another MCU Infinity Stone and kills most of the survivors. Eventually, the remaining Asgardians are able to reach Earth and find New Asgard.
Back to top of RagnarokThor is captured in Muspelheim by his fiery lord Surtur. Thor planned to take down Surtur to prevent Ragnarok, the prophecy that foretold the demise of Asgard. Thor breaks loose as Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song” plays and he triumphantly destroys Surtur before escaping Muspelheim. The song is repeated towards the end of the film when Thor discovers his inner strength and fights to save Asgard from his sister Hela. “Immigrant Song” makes both moments incredible and is a huge hint as to how the Asgardians end up on Earth as immigrants.
How Thor 3’s Led Zeppelin Song Foreshadows Asgard’s Doom
Most obviously, Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song” has “immigrant” in its title, as the Asgardians become refugees on Earth during the events of Infinite War and Ragnarok. But the lyrics of the song make it even clearer. “The hammer of the gods will drive our ship to new lands” and “So now you better stop and rebuild all your ruinsboth perfectly mirror what happened to the Asgardians. Hela destroys Thor’s hammer Mjolnir shortly after escaping Surtur, setting off the events that would eventually lead to the destruction of Asgard and the Asgardians traveling to new lands. the Asgardians arrive on Earth, they must rebuild from the ruins of Asgard and the Infinite War deaths, including Loki, handled by Thanos.
Why Thor 4’s use of a similar scene was perfect
Thor: Love and Thunder does not use “Immigrant Song” like Ragnarok yes, but it did have a scene framed in a similar way. When Thor confronts Gorr the God Butcher at the entrance to Eternity, Thor rescues the Asgardian children Gorr had captured early in the film. The second “Immigrant Song” scene in Ragnarok let Thor descend triumphantly on a vast group of enemies, while love and thunder let Thor lead his own team against Gorr’s minions with Guns N’ Roses’ “November Rain” behind them.
By changing the song to ‘November Rain’, Thor: love and thunder‘s soundtrack puts a greater emphasis on how important love and working together can be. Thor is no longer alone and finds strength in love towards the end of the film. It’s a good way to show how the character has matured since then Ragnarok, growing from a capable warrior to a loving leader (and an even more capable warrior). The Asgardians were able to recover from their fate early this year Avengers: Infinity War too, and it was all set up since the very first scene of Thor: Ragnarok.
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