A new Marvel exhibit has unveiled new set pieces from Thor: Ragnarok, including Hulk’s gladiator-style bed and and a new design for the Asgardian throne. The first two installments in the Thor franchise from Marvel Studios had a royal aesthetic harkening back to the days of old Thor comic books, but director Taika Waititi is changing things up for Ragnarok. As evident by the first pieces of marketing, Ragnarok will look different from the previous Thor films, thanks to an infusion of brighter colors.
Waititi also has the advantage of being the lone director with the ability to include another Avenger to the cast, as Hulk’s mysterious disappearance at the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron will finally be addressed in Ragnarok. The big green guy has somehow ended up on Sakaar and become involved with Grandmaster’s (Jeff Goldblum) gladiator arena matches. Now, Hulk’s Sakaar “throne” and Thor’s rightful throne in the film have been revealed.
Marvel’s Gallery of Modern Art opened recently in Australia and offers the first behind-the-scenes look at Ragnarok. Thanks to Liam Burke and QAGOMA, fans who can’t visit the all-encompassing MCU exhibit can still get a glimpse of what was shown. The two biggest pieces featured is Hulk’s living quarters as well as an updated Asgardian throne design:
As if Hulk’s natural appearance or his upgraded gladiator look featuring armor and weapons were not intimidating enough, sleeping in the skeleton jaw of an enormous monster should do the trick. Those that are big fans of the Planet Hulk comic are sure to hope that this accommodating situation shows how mighty Hulk is already and possibly allow for someone like Caiera to be involved.
Said Asgard throne design, on the other hand, is a brand new one for the Thor movies. The previous design was less showy than this new version, but that can be attributed to Loki being the one who approved the new Throne design in Ragnarok. Since Thor: The Dark World saw part of the Asgardian throne destroyed in the battle against Malekith, it had to be rebuilt. With Loki posing as Odin, it is just like Loki to build a throne room that is more exuberant than before.
It may be cool for some to see these sets, but they will likely do little to affect the interest in the film. Audiences are going to seek out Ragnarok because it is Marvel’s next tentpole and to see what happens when Thor and Hulk collide once again – not to be fascinated by sets that should have minimal screen time. Still, for those that are die hard fans of the MCU, the exhibits show just enough new stuff to generate some chatter.