Originally Posted by hoy-small-fry
Aside from the very forced "I'm going to Midgard" at the end of TDW, I just don't see how he fits into this battle. I was under the impression that post-TDW he'd be just bifrosting around, keeping the realms in order - he is after all meant to be leading the Asgardian army, but just based out of Midgard.
I just don't get what his stake in this battle is, aside from bad guys = bad
It wasn't forced at all, it was set up at the very start with Thor pining for Jane and Hogun staying behind to be with the people he cared about.
You may not like it but it wasn't forced.