The Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to stride confidently on, with multiple big-budget movies, including Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, set to make their mark in 2017. Perhaps the most pivotal production of all in the lead up to the MCU’s giant Avengers: Infinity War event, arriving next year, is Thor: Ragnarok, which will be the third solo outing for the mighty hammer-wielding Asguardian.
From what we’ve heard about the film so far, the events of Thor 3 sound as though they will be the series’ most crucial to setting up Infinity War yet. Fans of the Thor comics will certainly know that ‘Ragnarok’ essentially means the destruction of the gods (of Norse mythology) – indicating that Asguard and its occupants will be targeted by a powerful evil force..queue Cate Blanchett’s Hela.
Making its bright and colourful breakout spread in a new edition of EW, which will be released this Friday, Thor: Ragnarok looks to be perhaps Marvel Studio’s most vibrant movie yet, with director Taiki Wahiti (What We Do In The Shadows), who is well versed in comedic funnies and quirkiness, evidently leaving his own stylistic finger prints all over the threequel – something that will also be reflected by the film’s characters.
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Chris Hemsworth’s Thor stands out front and centre looking a little different than usual, wearing more of a gladiator style outfit and clenching a pair of swords rather than his trusty hammer mjolnir. Oh and of course, the blonde wig is no more, with Hemsworth’s own hair now on show; something the star is particularly pleased about. Blanchett’s Hela (left) stares scathingly forward, the character having recently been set loose after being imprisoned for many millennia, and she’s not happy about it to say the least. Valkyrie (right), played by Tessa Thompson, is another new addition to the usual Thor cast, and climbs aboard the franchise in order to see Thor through his time on the as yet unknown world of Sakar.
Thor: Ragnarok will also contain an abundance of Hulk action, with Mark Ruffalo’s monstrous hero finding himself in a realm of existence where his power can really be pushed to its limits, battling gods and demigods who are able to withstand far more punishment (as seen with his fight with Thor in The Avengers). Speaking of Hulk fighting Thor, you can expect to see more of that in the film, specially as we now know that both will be dressed in gladiatorial armour at some point, but in all likelihood the two will find a way to work things out…perhaps.
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Thor: Ragnarok Rains Down Upon theatres October 27th.