The Marvel studio had announced the ensemble cast for the upcoming superhero movie Thor Ragnarok which 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 Mark Ruffalo (Avengers, Foxcatcher, Spotlight) as Bruce Banner/ Hulk.
It’s been confirmed that we will see a version of Planet Hulk storyline within the Thor movie. 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. 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.
Thor is likely to be banished by King Odin (or Loki) and will be forced to fight in an arena, wherein he will face the green beast (King of the arena). The new fan art has surfaced which shows Hulk in a gladiator outfit. It is only a matter of time before Marvel drops an official trailer for Thor Ragnarok. James Gunn (the director) has recently said that it’s the best Marvel trailer ever.
Thor Ragnarok is expected to hit the theaters in November 2017.
Note: The World Breaker Hulk is an entirely different comic-book storyline from Planet Hulk.