This month’s Entertainment Weekly magazine has revealed massive details reading the plot of the upcoming Marvel hit starring Chris Hemsworth, Benedict Cumberbatch and Mark Ruffalo.
Thor: Ragnarok is set to pick up where Age of Ultron left our Asgardian superhero- journeying home after discovering that his evil brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) has imprisoned and subsequently impersonated their father Odin (Anthony Hopkins). His lax governance leads to Hela being released, and Thor squaring up to her gets him blasted to Sakaar, a gladiator world ruled by the nefariously charming Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum).
Following this, Thor loses his hammer, gets a new hair-cut and finds himself fighting for his life in the Gladiatorial Arena on Sakaar; the ruler of the roost is none other than Bruce Banner and his mean green alter-ego The Hulk. Fans will note this is a slight alteration on the comics incredibly popular Planet Hulk storyline. Ruffalo appears to be a fan of the new Hulk, saying: ‘He’s much more of a character than the green rage machine you’ve seen in the Avengers movies.’ He added that, ‘He’s got a swagger. He’s like a god.’
Kevin Feige also briefly discussed Dr Strange’s role in the film, which was teased in the post-credits scene of his introduction to the MCU last October. Feige refused to reveal much about the meeting between the Thunder God and the Sorcerer Supreme, but did say of their first meeting, ‘There’s not a whole lot that takes place on Earth in this film, and that’s one of the things that does.’
Thor: Ragnarok is expected to be a watershed moment for a number of the characters, as the Marvel Cinematic Universe progresses further into Stage Three, towards the May 2018 climax of Avengers: Infinity War.
Thor: Ragnarok is released in cinemas on 27th October 2017. Check out more information on the film below: