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So, at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, the 2nd trailer for Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok was released.
Naturally, it was shortly released online shortly thereafter.
And for anyone who watched the 1st trailer and thought to themselves; “yep, this is pretty sweet,” you’re gonna wanna watch this 2nd helping.
We get plenty more in the way of Thor vs Hulk in the Gladiator Arena, with an extended look at that clash between the God of Thunder and Dr Banner’s not-so-mild-mannered alter-ego.
There’s a whole heap of Cate Blanchett’s Hela on display, with and without her comic book headdress.
The battle in Asgard, wherein Hela wipes out most of the entire city, is looked at again, with slightly more of the battle shown – most noticeably, the dozens and dozens of swords that are positioned above Hela’s head, though whether they are aimed at her, or she’s the one with the swords under her control is not as clear yet.
Jeff Goldblum’s Grandmaster has a role in this trailer as well, though as far as I’m aware, it’s a lot less than in the previous trailer.
Whilst Goldblum might not take up much limelight, Tom Hiddleston more than makes up for it.
Loki is seen throughout most of the 2nd half of the trailer, and we even get to see him and Thor work side by side to defeat some of Grandmaster’s henchmen…er…aliens.
Just before the trailer was shown at Comic-Con, Hiddleston took the stage and told an eager audience how;
“Thor comes home and things are a little different on Asgard.
Loki has directed most of his efforts to self-absorbed glorification, not so much good governance.
Ragnarok is coming, and he’s still the god of mischief.
What his part is in all of that – you’ll just have to wait and see.”
And, for the last bit of the trailer, the most important part of the footage is shown, and it involves the Hulk.
In all of his appearances thus far, the Hulk has only uttered two words – “puny god” in Avengers.
This time around, Dr Banner isn’t the only one who can string along a sentence or two, as Hulk engages in conversation with Thor…albeit his vocabulary and grammar is limited, as you would imagine.
All in all, the trailer is glorious and does a great job of showing Marvel fans what’s in store for everyone’s favourite God of Thunder, and if you missed it, we’ve done you the favour.
You can see what becomes of Thor, Hulk, Loki, and co. when Thor: Ragnarok reaches cinemas 27th October.
Starring Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/Hulk, Idris Elba as Heimdall, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, Karl Urban as Skurge, Anthony Hopkins as Odin, Cate Blanchett as Hela, and Jeff Goldblum as Grandmaster, Thor: Ragnarok is directed by Taika Waititi and marks the 1st time Hulk or Thor have been seen since 2015’s Age of Ultron…well, apart from that time Thor appeared and spoke about what he was doing whilst Tony and Steve were having their little Civil War last year.
Go, Team Thor!