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So, the first official teaser trailer for Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok was unveiled on the 10th April, and it did not disappoint in teasing us.
Firstly, Thor is dropped down, suspended by the world’s longest chain, into a fiery pit of doom.
Apparently, the Mighty Thor has been imprisoned by some dark forces lead by Cate Blanchet’s Hela – who is seen wearing her iconic headdress in the teaser, it is confirmed.
Hela even goes so far as to destroy Thor’s hammer Mjolnir in an awesome show of magickal prowess – so our previous post as to why exactly Thor was seen wielding two swords as opposed to his magic hammer are now revealed.
And then Hela goes on to basically wipe out all Asgard. Natch.
Thor is then seen in a Gladiatorial arena, surrounded by hordes of villainous aliens and creatures who have all come along to watch the show put on by Jeff Goldblum’s Grandmaster…or potentially as unwilling participants in the arena.
Speaking of the arena, it is here that we see Thor’s new looks; including a cropped hairdo, neon paint coloured shield and mace, and Gladiator style armour complete with pseudo-winged helmet.
But, that’s not all we find in the arena scene, as the Incredible Hulk is Thor’s final opponent, and despite Thor looking happy to see his friend and fellow Avenger, including shouting “Yes!” and adding that the pair are “friends from work”, Hulk is visibly miffed.
Decked out in armour akin to his costuming from the pages of World War Hulk, this Hulk might have found himself on route to the planet of Sakaar following the events of Age of Ultron, either that or the Grandmaster found a way to bring him into his wargames.
The trailer ends with a shot of Thor and Hulk lunging towards one another, ready to do battle, potentially to the death.
Within the rest of the trailer, we see several shots of Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, a passing image of Karl Urban as Scourge, Idris Elba as Heimdall, and, most importantly for all his screaming fan-base, Tom Hiddleston appears briefly as Loki, though as always, his intentions are not clear.
Thor: Ragnarok, which is being directed by Taika Waititi and stars the aforementioned; Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Idris Elba as Heimdall, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, Karl Urban as Scourge, Cate Blanchett as Hela, Jeff Goldblum as the Grandmaster and Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/the Hulk and will be in cinemas everywhere from the 27th of October.
-James Wright, 15/05/17