Marvel's dizzying teaser trailer for Thor: Ragnarok has finally gotten the 8-bit treatment. The long-awaited third installment in the Thor franchise brings back the same familiar faces in leading man Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, and Sir Anthony Hopkins as Odin. It will also dig deeper into the Marvel Cinematic Universe with supporting roles from Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/The Hulk and Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr. Stephen Strange.
Despite the return of familiar characters, the early promotion and first teaser trailer for Thor: Ragnarok indicates that the sequel will have a lighter tone than the first two installments under new director Taika Waititi (What We Do in the Shadows). Also, the striking logo for Ragnarok released nearly a year ago has a retro video game feel to it. So, it's only fitting that the teaser trailer would eventually be recreated as a retro game, and thanks to JoBlo the 8-bit version is now a reality.
JoBlo Videos revealed the new 8-bit trailer for Thor: Ragnarok on Wednesday, recreating the original teaser scene-by-scene with plenty of the same kind of retro twists you'd expect. You can watch the 8-bit trailer above. It covers Thor's fiery encounters with the villainous Hela (Cate Blanchett), his capture at the hands of Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum) and Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), and his arena battle with the Hulk, aka Thor's "friend from work."
The trailer also gives quick shots of the 8-bit versions of Heimdall (Idris Elba), Skurge (Karl Urban), and Loki's scenes in the original teaser. There's even an 8-bit version of the original teaser's theme music, Led Zeppelin's 'Immigrant Song', to tie it all together. Funnily enough, the movie's already-vintage logo doesn't look the least bit out-of-place when it pops up at the end.
The trailer is another win for JoBlo, whose 8-bit trailers have also parodied Marvel trailers like Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Spider-Man: Homecoming. It captures all the right moments and fits the sequel's new vibe perfectly. It's far different from the animated parody trailer for Ragnarok, but certainly a trailer that will entertain fans of 8-bit videos.
Of course, Thor fans would probably prefer another real trailer before getting another parody. This also likely won't assuage the fears of fans who are concerned that the movie may have too comedic of a tone to it. But this 8-bit trailer should hold many fans over a bit until Thor: Ragnarok's November release.
Source: JoBlo Videos
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- Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) release date: Jul 07, 2017
- Thor: Ragnarok (2017) release date: Nov 03, 2017
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- Avengers: Infinity War / The Avengers 3 (2018) release date: Apr 27, 2018
- Captain Marvel (2019) release date: Mar 08, 2019
- The Avengers 4 / Untitled Avengers Movie (2019) release date: May 03, 2019
- Ant-Man & The Wasp (2018) release date: Jul 06, 2018