The Thor: Ragnarok Trailer is here and it looks great!
Marvel has released the first trailer for their last and latest installment of the Thor series. The story started off with Thor, followed by Thor: The Dark World, and now we have the culmination of the arc with Thor: Ragnarok! We first met Thor as a young and brash prince in the otherworldly kingdom of Asgard. But through his adventures both alone and with The Avengers, Thor became the worthy wielder of the hammer Mjolnir and became known throughout the universe as a force for good. Battling his brother Loki, invading space aliens, and the maniacal Ultron, Thor will face the greatest threat yet, the deadly Hela who threatens to destroy all of Asgard in a world-ending event known in Norse mythology as Ragnarok!
A Mind-Blowing Space Fantasy
When we first saw Thor’s home planet of Asgard, many called it “Rivendell on steroids”. It mixed science fiction with fantasy creating an epic mythological world. Now on its third film installment. We get to know more about the history of Asgard and the myths surrounding it, all based on Norse lore and of course the magic Marvel storytelling. Combine all this and we have Thor Ragnarok!
Who is Hela?
In the trailer, we meet Hela, the mysteriously powerful villain played by the lovely Cate Blanchett. Right off the bat we have a hundred questions in mind. Who is she? Why is she so powerful? How can she both catch and crush Mjolnir in one grasp? What is her end game? All I know is that Hela is the mythological ruler of Norse myth’s version of Hell, called “Hel.” But that doesn’t explain a lot of things. The answers to these questions would have to be in the backseat as we have to wait for the movie to come out late this year!
Friends from Work
In the latter part of the trailer, we see Thor grin in excitement as he saw his old buddy Hulk in the gladiator match. Of course they will trade blows as they almost always do but we can safely assume that they will eventually team-up and save the day. Also if you remember the last post-credits scene of the Doctor Strange film, we saw the Sorcerer Supreme have a sit-down conversation with the Mighty Thor and promised to help him on his quest to find the All-father Odin. So we can also expect at least a glimpse of Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange to join Thor and the Hulk in a mini-Avengers team-up!
Are you excited yet? Marvel is rolling out three huge films this year. They kick-off with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, following with Spiderman: Homecoming, and finishing with Thor: Ragnarok! You can’t stop the massive Marvel Cinematic Universe with all their scheduled films and us true believers are super excited for what is more to come!