The recent unveiling of Taika Waititi’s Thor Raganarok was a clear indication of the direction Marvel are taking with the Phase 3 iteration of Norse God. We were introduced to a smokey-eyed Cate Blanchett as Hela, Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie and a monumental image of Jeff Goldblum as the Grandmaster. Seriously, if you haven’t seen it yet it’s the best click you’ll make today.
EW have new details on the film, including our first real synopsis, as well as our first notion of Waititi’s vision of the film. We know that the film will feature Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk, and the director described the film as a ‘a sort of road-trip film’ once the two characters meet up. Hopefully they’ll have improved relations since this…
The director explained a little more about his on the Norse contingent of the Avengers, which includes how they are continuing his story while giving a fresh take on the character.
“A lot of what we’re doing with the film is, in a way, kind of dismantling and destroying the old idea and rebuilding it in a new way that’s fresh. Everyone’s got a slightly new take on their characters, so in that way, it feels like [this is] the first Thor.”
They also have the film’s first detailed synopsis, which tells us how Thor comes to encounter a new planet and how he comes back into contact with Bruce Banner. Check it out below.
Thor Ragnarok is released in UK cinemas on the 27th of October and in the US on the 3rd of November.
Thor Ragnarok Synopsis
“When we last saw Thor, he was flying off to figure out who was manipulating the Avengers at the end of Age of Ultron. Eventually, he hears rumblings of trouble in Asgard: His evil brother, Loki (Tom Hiddleston), has been impersonating their missing father, Odin (Anthony Hopkins).
Loki’s rather lax governing leads to the reemergence of an imprisoned Hela (Cate Blanchett). Thor’s initial encounter with Hela gets him blasted to Sakaar, a barbaric planet ruled by the charming but nefarious Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum). Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), a tough, hard-drinking warrior hiding out on Sakaar brings the god to the Grandmaster. Sakaar’s most popular and successful gladiator? Bruce Banner, a.k.a. the Hulk. Once Thor and Hulk unite, Ragnarok becomes a sort of road-trip film.
As a special bonus – here’s Loki himself, Tom Hiddleston, talking a little bit about what’s to come.