'Thor: Ragnarok' Releases a Bright New Trailer That Includes More Hulk and Loki

Sunday, 23 July 2017 - 4:34PM
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Thor: Ragnarok
Sunday, 23 July 2017 - 4:34PM
'Thor: Ragnarok' Releases a Bright New Trailer That Includes More Hulk and Loki
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While it's never possible to tell this early, Thor: Ragnarok seems to be doing a lot of things right, and we could be getting one of Marvel's best movies this November. Director Taika Waititi (What We Do in the Shadows) is bringing his comedic talent and a heavy '80s sci-fi vibe, and Chris Hemsworth is having more fun than we've ever seen before playing the God of Thunder.

And since it's the next MCU film after Spider-Man: Homecoming earlier this month, Thor is getting the most attention at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend (although Avengers: Infinity War is a close second). That includes a new trailer and new poster, the former being a colorful trip through a bizarre alien planet and a half-destroyed Asgard, thanks to the villainous Death Goddess Hela (Cate Blanchett, also having fun in this role). And it's going to be a busy movie, with other villains like the Jeff Goldblum's Grandmaster and the fiery demon Surtur also appearing.

"But what about Loki?" you might ask. He's definitely here too, but since he grows less villainous with every appearance he makes, Ragnarok is setting him up to partner with Thor again (although some sort of betrayal is inevitable). Also on this new "Team Thor" is Tessa Thompson's Valkyrie and a very confused Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo). Check out the trailer below:



It's Bruce/The Hulk who steals the show in this trailer - he's been stuck in his Hulk form for quite a while now after ending up in the Grandmaster's arena on Sakaar, and he can't remember any of it after Thor finally snaps him back into Bruce Banner form. In the same way that Captain America: Civil War starred Iron Man alongside Captain America, a pattern is showing up: Bruce Banner won't be the main character, but he's taking up a large portion of the stage with his giant green body, and Thor will have to share the spotlight with his fellow Avenger, his "friend from work." Since we're never getting another solo Hulk movie, Ragnarok might be closest we'll ever see.

One possible issue is that lately, Marvel's best work has always had smaller stakes like Spider-Man: Homecoming or Daredevil, instead of world-ending conflicts like the literal Ragnarok that Thor will be facing. But at the same time, it's still Thor we're talking about, and it'd be difficult to tell a small-scale story about the God of Thunder unless they made the whole thing about his roommate Darryl. But this still looks fun regardless, even if the plot ends up being a repeat of other Marvel movies.

Marvel also released a new poster during SDCC, and it's very similar in tone: bright and colorful, with some retro vibes and a giant spot that's reserved just for Hulk:



And as a bonus, Marvel also revealed a new Black Panther poster as well, because the movie's February 2018 release date makes it Marvel's next project after Ragnarok:



Thor: Ragnarok comes out November 3, 2017.

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