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!
So it sounds like Ragnarok is incorporating elements of the Planet Hulk comics storyline that found Hulk fighting in gladiatorial matches in outer space. This feels like a tonally dynamic sequel with plenty of opportunity for fun, which makes Waititi’s hiring a perfect match.
What else do we know about Thor: Ragnarok? Well, Cate Blanchett fills the role of the villainous Hela, marking a massive casting coup for Marvel. And Tom Hiddleston returns as Loki for the first time since Thor: The Dark World. We’ll also be introduced to Jeff Goldblum as Grandmaster, a cosmic being fascinated with game and chance who also happens to be one of the Elders of the Universe. And there’s Karl Urban as the villainous Skurge, an Asgardian warrior who is likely Hela’s right hand man. Last but not least, there’s Tessa Thompson as the Asgardian warrior Valkyrie, one of the film’s most anticipated characters.
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