Monday, April 10, 2017
First THOR: RAGNAROK Trailer Teases Hela and the Hulk
Guardians of the Yggdrasil, anyone?
Marvel has released the first teaser trailer to Thor: Ragnarok, the third film in the Thor series directed by Taika Waititi and starring Chris Hemsworth as everyone's favorite God of Thunder.
The one minute, fifty second trailer opens with Thor lowered into a deep, dark cavern while imprisoned in chains. "Now, I know what you're thinking," he says in a voiceover. "How did this happen? Well, it's a long story..."
As the sounds of the Led Zeppelin classic "Immigrant Song" begin to play, we see Hela, the ruler of Hel and Niflheim (played by Cate Blanchett), catch Thor's hammer Mjolnir in the palm of her hand and shatter it.
"Asgard is dead," she declares to a legion of Asgardian warriors just before we see fleeting images of Thor being caputred in a net by aliens, and Thor's fellow Asgardian warrior Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) charging into battle with Hela while riding her winged horse Aragorn.
Valkyrie brings Thor to see the Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum), ruler of the planet Sakaar. "What have you brought today? Tell me," he asks.
"A contender," replies Valkyrie.
More fleeting images follow, including Heimdall (Idris Elba) smashing a warrior's face with a new sword, Skurge the Executioner (Karl Urban) using some form of assault rifle, and Loki (Tom Hiddleston) twirling a pair of blades.
"It's main event time," announces the Grandmaster as Thor enters a large gladiatorial arena, now sporting a distinctly shorter hairstyle. "And now," continues the Grandmaster, "I give you...your incredible --"
All at once, the Hulk smashes through the opposing door, wearing the armor from the "Planet Hulk" comics storyline.
Initially stunned, Thor quickly smiles and cheers at his opponent, shocking the entire arena into silence. "We know each other!" Thor tells the Grandmaster. He's a friend from work!"
The Hulk, possibly remembering his rivalry with Thor from the first Avengers movie, charges after Thor and the two leap high into the air at one another.
If you'd like to view the trailer, you can see it below thanks to the official Marvel Entertainment account on YouTube...
Thor: Ragnarok is scheduled to be released in theaters on November 3, 2017.