The Marvel studio has announced the entire cast for the upcoming superhero movie Thor Ragnarok or Thor 3 – it includes big names across the board 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 Mark Ruffalo (Avengers, Foxcatcher, Spotlight) as Bruce Banner/ Hulk.
At San Diego ComicCon 2016, it’s been confirmed by Marvel that there will be a version of Planet Hulk story-line in Thor Ragnarok. In Marvel comics, Hulk crash-lands to a different planet ruled by a tyrant who forces him to fight against powerful creatures of the realm. It has been widely reported that he will definitely be involved in gladiatorial games organized by the Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum). There is a speculation that Thor would be banished by Odin/Loki and he would need to find the “ultimate weapon” (which could be a reference to an Infinity gem/ Thor’s axe). He is going to fight in an arena against the green beast (Gladiator Hulk), he would recognize him to be Bruce Banner, find an axe and join forces to fight against an all-powerful Loki. The fans of Marvel comics were expecting a standalone Planet Hulk movie, but I guess something is better than nothing.
Thor Ragnarok is expected to hit the theatres in 2017.
Note: The World Breaker Hulk is an entirely different comic-book storyline from Planet Hulk
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