"Thor: Ragnarok" Reveals Plot Details In A New, Official Synopsis

Friday, 06 January 2017 - 10:31AM
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Thor: Ragnarok
Friday, 06 January 2017 - 10:31AM
"Thor: Ragnarok" Reveals Plot Details In A New, Official Synopsis
One of the enduring questions in the Marvel Universe will be answered in the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok: "Who would win in a fight, the Hulk or [fill in the blank]?" We've seen Tony Stark go toe-to-toe with Hulk in his Hulkbuster armor in The Avengers 2, but now it's Thor's turn. Unfortunately, according to the official synopsis recently released by Marvel, he won't have his hammer with him:

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In Marvel Studios' Thor: Ragnarok, Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok - the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization - at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger - the Incredible Hulk!
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As we suspectedRagnarok will have elements of "Planet Hulk," the famous storyline where the Hulk is transported off of Earth and forced to fight in a gladiatorial arena against other aliens on planet Sakaar (culminating in his ultimate victory and a successful coup against the planet's king). Apparently, Miek, the beetle-like alien who eventually blows up Sakaar (and sets off "World War Hulk") in the comics will also appear in the movie, which is described as a sort of "70's/80's sci-fi/fantasy movie" by director Taika Waititi. Here he is on set with Chris Hemsworth:

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We'll see how the movie ties in the gladiatorial battle with the Hulk into the other  part of the plot, the titular Ragnarok, but it'll be interesting to see how Marvel handles one of the most vivid and terrifying apocalypses in all of mythology. With Tom Hiddleston back on board as Loki and Cate Blanchett playing the role of Hela (the canonical goddess of the underworld), things look promising—except for the fact that, in Norse mythology, Jormungand the world serpent finally kills Thor during the events of Ragnarok. But since there's no trace of The World Serpent up to this point in the MCU, it seems like we can rest easy.

...right?

Thor: Ragnarok
hits US theaters on November 3rd, 2017.
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