From the beginning, it’s been apparent that Thor: Ragnarok was a different type of Thor movie. While the first two films maintained definite fantasy elements even though they were set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Ragnarok has boasted more of a sci-fi look throughout most of its scenes. There will obviously be some fantasy elements in the movie, of course, but every indication shows that the movie is a big departure from what we’ve come to expect in the Thor films.
Now that the second trailer has been released, let’s take a look and see what we can find out about the film. There are a few surprises in store, along with scenes that remind us exactly how the movie fits in with the larger MCU. Without further ado, here’s our breakdown of the second trailer for Thor: Ragnarok.
The trailer opens with Thor already in the Grandmaster’s arena. We get a brief shot of a ship flying in, then Thor’s voiceover begins. “So much has happened since I last saw you,” he says, obviously talking to the Hulk. From this point, we get a glimpse of Thor’s hammer being destroyed like we saw in the first trailer as he explains that he lost the hammer “like, yesterday.” He also says that he went on a “journey of self-discovery“, with the voiceover falling over scenes of his capture (again, as seen in the first trailer).
The recap sequence ends with Thor finishing his thought about his journey with “…where I met you…” as we see the Hulk burst through the arena doors. From here, the trailer cuts to the Marvel Studios logo (which fades to shades of green).
Once the recap and title sequence ends, we’re treated to new footage of Thor looking out over the Grandmaster’s world as Bruce Banner walks up to the window and asks “Where are we?” With the Hulk in control, Banner has been completely out of commission since the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron. Thor seems amused by how overwhelmed Banner appears, just as the scene cuts to another flying ship launching from the city and flying over the ocean as a portal or other energy source glows in the sky above.
The Recap, Part II
From here, the scene cuts to Hela as Thor explains her invasion of Asgard to Banner. We see a mix of old and new footage, beginning with Hela walking among a scene of Asgardian carnage with Skurge by her side. This cuts to the battle from the first trailer, with the Valkyries emerging on winged steeds to do battle with the goddess of Death. Though it’s just a brief scene, it goes a long way toward establishing just how powerful Hela is (which was one of the focal points of the first trailer).
You and I Had a Fight…
Back with Thor and Banner, Thor is explaining that he and Banner (or at least, he and the Hulk) “had a fight recently.” Banner, still confused, asked if he won. We’re then treated to some new arena footage, showing the Hulk readily beating on Thor and knocking him into (and partially through) one of the arena walls. Cutting back to Thor and Banner, Thor replies, “No, I won. Easily.” Even in his confused state, Banner knows that this doesn’t sound right. “Well, it’s true,” Thor answers, the two of them still looking up at some object offscreen.
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