Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is just over a month from premiering in theaters, making it the first of three movies Marvel will put out in 2017. Although James Gunn’s follow-up to his comedic space opera and Spider-Man: Homecoming have received the bulk of the attention so far, Thor: Ragnarok has built up plenty of interest on its own. Taika Waititi is taking over directing duties following indie hits What We Do In The Shadows and Hunt for the Wilderpeople, and will have more than just the god of thunder at his disposal.
Adding to the spectacle of the third Thor film, Marvel Studios has enlisted the help of its biggest, strongest, and angriest Avenger. Fans will finally discover where Hulk has been since Avengers: Age of Ultron, and his reappearance will put the former Avengers at odds. The gladiator brawl is a moment many can’t wait for, and it’s highlighted in some new promo art.
CBM has stumbled upon a number of promotional materials for Ragnarok that feature Thor and Hulk in their gladiator stylings, but it looks more like they are battling together than each other. Each of the three T-shirt designs linked below highlight both heroes and continues to utilize the bright colors that have previously been shown in official stills from the film.
Now that more marketing materials have begun to surface, it should only be a matter of time before Marvel releases an official trailer for the movie. James Gunn recently said it is the best trailer Marvel Studios has ever made. However, when you consider the fact that Thor and Hulk should provide great action moments in conjunction with Waititi’s special brand of humor, it very well could prove to be true.
In addition, the movie also boasts an impressive cast that promises Jeff Goldblum (Grandmaster), Cate Blacnhett (Hela), Tessa Thompson (Valkyrie), and Karl Urban (Skurge), as new faces to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Plus, the film also features the return of Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Anthony Hopkins (Odin), Idris Elba (Heimdall), and even Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange). Clearly, this is not a movie absent of talent in front of and behind the camera, meaning if the marketing can strike the right tone and get audiences excited for the god of thunder’s third solo outing, it could go a long way in making Ragnarok a big hit in 2017.