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Planet Hulk confirmed to feature on Thor: Ragnarok

Recently, the Marvel studio announced the ensemble cast for the upcoming superhero movie which has raised eyebrows across the board – it includes big names such as two-time Oscar award winner Cate Blanchett (Queen Elizabeth, Blue Jasmine, Carol etc) as the powerful new villain Hela (leader of Doomeo i.e Asgardian Hell); Jeff Goldblum (Independence Day, Jurassic Park) as the eccentric grandmaster who is an elder of the universe, he possessed the mind-gem until Thanos took it away from him; Tessa Thomson (Creed, Selma) as the classic hero Valkyrie who may play Thor’s love interest; Karl Urban (Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, Star Trek trilogy) as Skurge who is a powerful warrior and none other than Mark Ruffalo (Avengers, Foxcatcher, Spotlight) as Bruce Banner/ Hulk.

The fans were hoping to see a version of Planet Hulk storyline within the Thor movie, as it’s shot entirely in space. In comics, it was about how the Hulk crash-lands to a different planet ruled by a tyrant who forces him to fight against powerful creatures of the realm. Joblo.com, an entertainment news website is reporting that he will definitely be involved in gladiatorial games organized by the Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum). Moreover, he would have one-shoulder armor just like in the comics. It’s not beyond the realm of possibility to see the Hulk in a gladiator fight with monsters, as Loki is ruling Asgard now under the mask of Odin.

There is a speculation which suggests that at some point in time Thor (God of Thunder) goes missing, and he needs to find the “ultimate weapon” (which could be a reference to an Infinity gem/ gauntlet) or it could be Thor’s axe. Thor is most likely to be banished by King Odin (or Loki) and is going to fight in an arena, find an axe, he will face the green beast (King of the arena), he would recognize him to be Bruce Banner and both of them escape and unite against Loki.

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