'Thor: Ragnarok' Streaming on Netflix in June, But Another MCU Film Leaves
The Avengers assemble — that’s kind of their thing — but it turns out you can’t keep the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s heroes together on Netflix for long. In June, the streaming service is adding another MCU film to its library, the delightful Thor: Ragnarok, but another title will be leaving before the month is up. If you haven’t watched Captain America: Civil War, you might want to hit play sooner rather than later.
On Wednesday, Netflix revealed its list of the movies and shows that are coming or going from its streaming library. On June 5, Netflix is adding Thor: Ragnarok, Taika Waititi’s transformative take on Thor. Prior to Ragnarok, Thor was always the Avenger’s Shakespearean straight-man, but Waititi and actor Chris Hemsworth essentially reinvent the God of Thunder as the MCU’s funniest character.
If you want to do a double-feature with Thor: Ragnarok and Captain America: Civil War, however, you’ve only got 20 days to do it. On June 22, Civil War and its giant airport fight scene are leaving Netflix. Although there are a few movies in between Civil War and Ragnarok (Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2, and Spider-Man: Homecoming), the two films work nicely together. Thor and the Hulk are the only main Avengers who are missing from Civil War, so Ragnarok explains what’s going on with them.
Doctor Strange and Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2 are currently streaming on Netflix and are not slated to leave the service in June, so you’ve got a little time.
Luckily, there’s more Marvel content coming to Netflix in June than there is leaving. In addition to Ragnarok, Netflix is also adding Season 5 of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on June 17 and Season 2 of its own Luke Cage on June 22.