Thor Ragnarok is one of the most anticipating Marvel movies and its marketing campaign is really generating a lot of buzz in the superhero market. The main cast includes Chris Hemsworth (Thor, God of Thunder), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Anthony Hopkins (Odin) and Idris Elba (Heimdall) who are set to reprise their roles.
The Marvel studio announced the ensemble cast for the 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 is sometimes called as “Inter-galactic Cosmic Pleasure-seeker”, 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.
The movie is inspired by Jack Kirby’s Ragnarok comic wherein Asgard is burned to the ground and rebuilt from the ashes. Thor will confront an empowered Loki who he has gained absolute control of Asgard while Thor was busy fighting Ultron on Earth and forces of Hela who command legions of the dead.
He must defeat them to pave the way for the rebirth of Asgardian society. One fan aptly described the movie as “The way Winter Soldier was for Captain America, Ragnarok is for Thor.”
The latest teaser trailer of the movie shown at D23 and the new official trailer which has broken all records have answered some of the major questions we all have. According to credible reports, the Guardians of the Galaxy would find Thor floating in space unconscious without.
According to credible reports, the Guardians of the Galaxy would find Thor floating in space unconscious without a space suit, Mantis waking him up, Thor asks them about their identities.
We know that Thor and Gladiator Hulk will battle it out in the arena, but they would manage to escape and go on a “cosmic road-trip”. This suggests that their plans to save Asgard from Hela’s forces may have gone horribly wrong. Moreover, the trailer shows Loki handing over Tesseract to the Mad Titan and turns on his brother again.
Also, when Guardians are carrying Thor, they see a Planet (Asgard) devastated in a huge battle which means Loki has been secretly working for Thanos all along.
The new trailer and images of the movie Thor Ragnarok also showed a terrifying monster known as Surtur. He is a classic demonic figure of Thor comics who rules Fire realm. He is a giant fiery monster who can do trans-dimensional teleportation, magic, and molecular manipulation. He also features in the Norse poem which tells the tale of Ragnarok. He is a recurring villain in Thor comics, once he destroyed the Realm Eternal. He possesses a mystic blade that can cleave through dimensional barriers, withstand Thor’s hammer Mjolnir making him the kind of enemy that Thor has never faced before.
The trailer of the movie Thor Ragnarok has also shown Hela wielding a mysterious blade, summoning fire etc. Once she possessed Twilight sword in the comics and threatened to destroy all nine realms.
The trailer also features an armor which is similar to “The Tester” i.e one of Marvel’s powerful celestials. Another Celestial featured in MCU when Collector was explaining the forces guiding the realm, he mentioned “The Searcher”. These are ancient beings which date back to the beginning of the universe.
In comics, there is a very powerful armor known as “Godkiller” which transfers the powers of celestials to the person who wears it. If an Iron Man wears this suit, not even Thanos with an Infinity gauntlet can defeat him. Well, it would be an epic spectacle to see Iron Man with Guardians & other Avengers behind him take down the mad titan.
The new movie Thor Ragnarok will be more action packed and would lead into the Avengers: Infinity War but it will also be the shortest ever Marvel movie. In continuing with the traditions of Thor movies, Kenneth Branagh’s Thor was 114 minutes, Alan Taylor’s Thor: The Dark World was 112 minutes long but Thor Ragnarok will just have 100 minutes runtime. Taika Waititi said to Collider:
“The cut right now, I reckon it’s about 100 minutes. It’s not gonna be a very, very long film. I think that stories are better when you leave them wanting more, and this film moves at a clip, it’s got stuff happening all the time. I think people are still gonna feel exhausted by the end; they’ve been on this big journey and stuff, so I don’t think we need the film to be three hours”.
But he added:
“There will be a lot of deleted scenes. Great scenes. Funny, funny moments that – you can’t have it all. As I say, you gotta kill those puppies, so we had to take some of those things out. Those scenes will exist, so people will be able to see them”.
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The movie is expected to release on November 13, 2017