The “Ragnarok” in Thor: Ragnarok refers to the end of the world as imagined in Norse mythology. The events of Ragnarok were preluded to in The Avengers: Age of Ultron when Thor was fucking off on a vision quest, took a dip in a cavern-based pool (presumably took a dump beforehand) and had a himself a trippy vision quest – in which he sees a nightmarish version of Asgard, where he’s blamed for killing all of his friends and family. But what the hell did he do to lead up to this catastrophe and how the heck is The Hulk involved?
Question no more. The studio has finally revealed an official Thor: Ragnarok synopsis that confirms some of the story details that have been whispered across the net; including some strong ties to Planet Hulk.
In Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok,” Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok — the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization — at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger — the Incredible Hulk!
“Thor: Ragnarok” is directed by Taika Waititi and returns Chris Hemsworth starring as Thor and Tom Hiddleston reprising his role as Loki. They are joined by Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson and Karl Urban, with Mark Ruffalo and Anthony Hopkins.
Kevin Feige is producing with Louis D’Esposito, Brad Winderbaum, Victoria Alonso, Thomas M. Hammel and Stan Lee serving as executive producers. The story is by Craig Kyle & Christopher Yost and Stephany Folsom, and the screenplay is by Eric Pearson. “Thor: Ragnarok” thunders into U.S. theaters on November 3, 2017.
Hulk vs. Thor in gladiatorial combat – a fight for the ages! Yeah, right, like that fight isn’t going to end friendship. Nor would the whole movie be based on something so obvious. With with Tom Hiddleston returning as the mischievous Loki (possibly the last we’ll see of him for quite a while), Idris Elba as Heimdall and Anthony Hopkins as Odin, as well as newcomers Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, Cate Blanchett as the villainous Hela, Jeff Goldblum as the Grandmaster, and Karl Urban as Skurge, there is a much deeper story that two powerful beings beating the living heck out of each other.
The studio also unveiled a new behind-the-scenes image featuring Chris Hemsworth’s mighty Asgardian hero and director Taika Waititi, an image that is bound to be the years new meme.
Thor: Ragnarok hits theaters on November 3.