The first official Thor: Ragnarok trailer has dropped, and it’s everything fans have wanted in a Thor movie.
First off, we’ve got some interesting ’80s space sci-fi graphics going on with both the Marvel and title logo. As Guardians of the Galaxy has proven, nostalgia is always welcome. Second of all, the trailer shows the return of some of Thor’s popular compatriots, such as Loki, Heimdall, and – Hulk? Yep! It was announced some time ago that not only would this movie take inspiration from the Marvel comics’ Ragnarok event, it will pull from the comic storyline called “Planet Hulk” as well. The end of the trailer shows Chris Hemsworth as Thor forced into gladiatorial combat, only to rejoice when he sees that the Hulk is to be his enemy. (“We know each other! He’s a friend from work!” he says to a confused crowd.) However, Hulk doesn’t look as pleased to see him. Whether he doesn’t remember Thor, or he does and still wants to smash his pretty face in anyways, is yet to be determined.
The trailer also gives us a good look at the villain of the movie, the Asgardian goddess of death, Hela, played by Cate Blanchett. It might be safe to say she’s the toughest bad guy Thor has had to go up against. Not only is she shown destroying nearly all of Asgard in one sweep, but, oh yes, she destroys Mjolnir with one hand. She’s also got a headdress to blow Loki’s weird horns out of the water, further proving just how much awesomer she is.
It should be mentioned that during no point in this trailer is Thor shown on Earth. This confirms what the producers have said about cutting out all of the ‘human’ stuff from the previous Thor movies, including Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster. It was a common complaint in both Thor and Thor: The Dark World that the stuff taking place on Earth was a bit…lacking, and it seems Marvel took note. What we’re left with appears to be an epic space odyssey with double the superheroes, and I don’t think anyone can complain about that.
Thor: Ragnarok is slated to release Nov. 3, 2017. You can view the full official trailer here: