Loki is freaked out by the Hulk in a new TV spot for Thor: Ragnarok. The God of Thunder's third solo outing from the onset looks a lot different than his first two. Generally distinguished by its dark color scheme, the Marvel sub-franchise has brought in What We Do In The Shadows director Taika Waititi to breath new fresh air in the series. And granted that Ragnarok is the trilogy capper for Thor's standalone films, Hemsworth, in collaboration with the New Zealander filmmaker opted for a major overhaul, not just in visuals -- with bright and iridescent backdrops reminiscent of Jack Kirby's trippy comic book spreads, but also on the overall tone of the movie.
While significant and drastic changes have been made, Ragnarok aims to stay true to the MCU blueprint. Waititi revealed that he approached the film as if it is separated from the rest of the shared franchise but of course, elements from the previous movies and concepts from the bigger world that it exists it are still very evident. And what is a Thor film without his fan-favorite brother, Loki? Throw the Hulk in the mix and it is almost a throwback to the early Avengers days when the two first met each other.
After a couple of years of not crossing paths in the vast MCU, Thor's conniving brother once again meets the Hulk and he does not seem like he is too happy about the reunion. A brand new Ragnarok TV spot, which you can watch above, features a distressed Loki when he finds out that the green raging monster is one of the contenders in the Grandmaster's (Jeff Goldblum) gladiator battle in Sakaar. He was so panicky, he immediately wanted out of the planet.
Obviously, despite Loki's very domineering personality, he is still haunted by the thought of meeting his brother's Avenger pal after their rather first unpleasant get-together. And although we did not see the Hulk's initial reaction upon seeing Loki, we get a sense that his alter-ego, Bruce Banner, is not too happy about reuniting with the villainous Asgardian either, as evident in his surprised face upon seeing him in the San Diego Comic-Con released trailer for the film.
Having said that, the two will have to eventually call a truce and learn to fight side by side as there is a bigger threat that they need to contain before she fully destroys Asgard - Hela (Cate Blanchett). Loki, Hulk together with Thor and newbie Valkyrie (Tessa Thomspon) will have to set aside their differences in order to stop the Goddess of Death from executing her universe-altering plans. And with Marvel poising her as one of their best villains yet, the Revengers can be sure that she is a pretty formidable foe.
With just a month left before Thor: Ragnarok hits theaters, fans are already buzzing with anticipation for the film, especially with its events having direct consequences on next year's massive culminating project from Marvel, Avengers: Infinity War. It is curious how the film will set-up both Loki's and Hulk's futures especially when the two of them are expected to be pivotal parts of the upcoming ensemble flick.
Source: Marvel Studios
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