‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Is Taika Waititi’s Flash Gordon, If Only He Had Freddie Mercury

When the trailer hit for ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ at San Diego Comic-Con International last month, my response was, ‘I really wish Freddie Mercury was still alive so he cold do the soundtrack for ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ a.k.a. ‘Flash Gordon Part 2.’

Apparently I wasn’t that far off as director Taika Waititi explained his influnces.


“I’ve often said if Freddie Mercury were alive, I would have asked Queen to do the soundtrack. It just has that feel: it’s a cool bold, colorful cosmic adventure. And it just needed to be fun,” said Waititi to EW. “I loved the kind of cosmic trippy vibe of the (Jack Kirby) Thor comics. Another influence for me was Flash Gordon. I grew up loving that movie.”

There you have it. ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ is as close as you’re going to get to ‘Flash Gordon Part 2.’

Are you fan of the ‘Flash Gordon’ / Queen influence? Comment below.

About ‘Thor: Ragnarok’:

Thor’s world is about to explode in Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok. His devious brother, Loki, has taken over Asgard, the powerful Hela has emerged to steal the throne for herself and Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe. To escape captivity and save his home from imminent destruction, Thor must first win a deadly alien contest by defeating his former ally and fellow Avengers… The Incredible Hulk!

‘Thor: Ragnarok’ stars Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Cate Blanchett, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo, and Sir Anthony Hopkins. Taika Waititi directs with Kevin Feige producing the film.

‘Thor: Ragnarok’ will destroy the universe on November 3, 2017.

If you’ve this far you deserve a treat!

Matthew Sardo
Matthew Sardo
As the founder of Monkeys Fighting Robots, I'm currently training for my next job as an astronaut cowboy. Reformed hockey goon, comic book store owner, video store clerk, an extra in 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon,' 'Welcome Back Freshman,' and for one special day, I was a Ghostbuster.