Gladiators and the end of Asgard mark the first ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ trailer

Out of the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, I think that Thor, one of the original Avengers, has had one of the weakest movie series so far. The first outing for the God of Thunder was decent in introducing him to the world. The sequel, Thor: The Dark World, is almost what I consider the Batman and Robin of the MCU, but better. With the announcement of Thor: Ragnarok, I was concerned with how this sequel will be. After the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron and Civil War, how would the resident deity fit into the world?

That answer was revealed today in the first teaser trailer for Thor: Ragnarok. And it looks like Thor has gotten himself into a bit of trouble.

After the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron, Thor (Chris Hemsworth), held captive on the planet Sakaar without his hammer, must win a gladiatorial duel against an old friend – the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) – in order to return to Asgard in time to stop the villainous Hela (Cate Blanchett) and the impending Ragnarok, the doom of the Asgardian civilization.

We get a look at Cate Blanchett looking her most wicked as Hela, known as The Goddess of Death. Her villain looks to be the most powerful that Thor has ever encountered as she takes away his trusted hammer and obliterating it. Thor, is sent to the planet and taken hostage. Captured by Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie and taken to the pastel colored Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum), Thor is relieved of his long locks and dons gladiator gear (including his infamous helmet)! But that’s not the only familiar thing that we see.

Mark Ruffalo, although not actually seen, returns as the Hulk and the Incredible one looks his most ferocious. Thor thought he had found an ally in “his friend from work” but that couldn’t be further from the truth as these old friends collide in battle.

I was overly impressed with this teaser trailer. This trailer was definitely inspired by the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and this solo adventure looks like it could be the biggest and most fun Marvel adventure to date.

Thor: Ragnarok arrives on November 3.

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