The debut of the first look for Thor : Ragnarok came completely out of nowhere, but nobody is complaining. This is Marvel’s third chapter in the Thor movie Saga. The teaser trailer is pretty dark and action packed in equal parts, with the new villainous Cate Blanchett as Hela, the Goddess of Death, stealing the show.
The trailer opens to footage of the Asgardian Avenger (Chris Hemsworth) dangling in a dark pit by chains after an explosive encounter with Hela as she is shown outdoing Thor and destroying his trusty hammer. As she appears to take over Thor’s native Asgard, the nominal Avenger is exiled to another planet, Sakaar, where he is imprisoned by Jeff Goldblum’s Grandmaster and forced into battle in a gladiator-style arena against a familiar face: Hulk (Mark Ruffalo). The Norse god, who sports a short ‘do, cheers upon realizing that hulk is his opponent, “ Yesss! We know each other, he is a friend from work,” he tells the shocked crowd. This hints at the light hearted tone of the movie and it definitely seems to be more quirkier and offbeat than the first two films in the Thor series, which is already indicative of director Taika Waititi, known for his comedic work in What We Do in the Shadows and The Hunt for the Wilderpeople. He has promoted Thor : Ragnarok as a buddy film and has cited 48 hrs. and Planes, Trains and Automobiles as inspiration for the film .
The movie will also include appearances by Thor’s no-good brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston ) and newfound ally, Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange, who offered to help Thor in an end-credits scene of his titular film.
In addition to the trailer, Marvel unveiled the first poster, featuring Thor’s new look.
Thor : Ragnarok hits theatres on November 3 2017.