Not to be outdone by all of the Marvel TV announcements last week regarding the Inhumans, Marvel Studios has released some information regarding the third film in the Thor series Thor: Rangarok.
Entertainment Weekly has an exclusive first look at the newly shorn God of Thunder on the cover of March 17th issue. Alongside Thor, we get our first look at Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie and Two-Time Academy Award Winner Cate Blanchett as Hela. Curiously missing from the photo is Thor’s signature weapon Mjolnir. According to Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, “I have a belief that if you’re lucky enough to get to part 3 of a franchise, it is your obligation not to fall to threequel-itis.”
The film will see Odin missing from Asgard and combustible brothers Thor and Loki traveling to earth to attempt to retrieve him with the help of Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange. Complicating matters will be the release of Hela and her plans for revenge. According to Blanchett, “She’s been locked away for millennia getting more and more cross, and then, with a mistake, she gets unleashed and she ain’t getting back in that box.” she said. Another complication that fans will be excited to see will be that Thor is transported across the galaxy to battle in the arena on the desert planet of Sakaar against their greatest champion, Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk.
According to Hemsworth, “[Sakaar is] basically where every wormhole across the universe dumps out its trash, so you get people from all walks of life with all sorts of incredible abilities and powers,” Hemsworth says to EW. “No one cares what prince or king Thor may have been in another world. Also, his strength is pretty easily matched with those he finds himself amongst.”
Thor: Ragnarok will hit theaters November 3, 2017.