Rumor: Thor: Ragnarok Will Adapt Planet Hulk Storyline

Tuesday, 31 May 2016 - 12:14PM
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Tuesday, 31 May 2016 - 12:14PM
Rumor: Thor: Ragnarok Will Adapt Planet Hulk Storyline
When fans have called for a solo Hulk movie, there's generally one thing they want to see: a proper Planet Hulk adaptation. If a new (unconfirmed) report is to be believed, then we're about to get just that, but in Thor: Ragnarok.

There have been persistent rumors that the storyline will appear in Ragnarok in some form, but this is the most credible report yet. According to the report from JoBlo, the Ragnarok story will provide the main thrust of the plot, with Thor searching for the "ultimate weapon" to stop Ragnarok and save the universe. But there will also be a Planet Hulk detour thrown in there:
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The film will definitely have the Planet Hulk element in it, operating as a kind of mash-up with the Ragnarok story. How Thor ends up on the planet in question is unclear, but he will definitely be involved in some gladiatorial games run by none other than Jeff Goldblum's Grandmaster.
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This hasn't been confirmed by any official sources, but it would make sense. This would placate the fans' requests for a Planet Hulk adaptation without the risk of trying another Hulk movie, when none of them have been very successful so far. Plus, it would make sense if Ragnarok was more of an ensemble movie than a straight solo movie, similar to Civil War, since Marvel seems to be moving away from writing stories about just one hero after the first origin story installment.

JoBlo also reported that the costumes will be significantly different in Ragnarok, with Hulk decked out in his Planet Hulk one-shouldered armor and Thor sporting a shaved head for part of the movie. They also reported that Tessa Thompson's Valkyrie would be wearing war paint on her face, like a "Native American warrior," which sounds vaguely racist, but we'll have to wait and see.

Thor: Ragnarok hits theaters on July 28, 2017.
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