2017 will not only be packed with new Marvel TV series, like Iron Fist, The Defenders, and The Inhumans, but will see the studio release an unprecedented three films in one year. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Thor: Ragnarok are all hotly anticipated. The former film is enjoying plenty of buzz thanks to earning a perfect score from its test screening, and teasing fans with plenty of TV spots. Even if the success of the first film weren't enough to keep people ready for the new movie, Marvel will be providing comic fans with an all-new adventure starring Baby Groot to coincide with the film's release.
For the Thor franchise, Ragnarok will complete the first trilogy with auteur Taika Waititi behind the camera. He's already teasing an exciting epic with plenty of laughs, and the recent follow-up to the Team Thor video certainly highlights the latter. We've also been treated to some concept art teasing the villainous Hela and Hulk's transformation into a gladiator, two of the most anticipated aspects of the new movie. For those die-hard fans out there, or those with kids looking to role play their favorite Marvel heroes, a new line of toys will be a must-buy.
Hasbro and Marvel have just announced a new line of toys featuring Star-Lord's mask and Thor's hammer that will be out in the fall and will allow you to get a taste of what it's like to be the two heroes. You can even combine them and make your fan fic dreams a reality. Check out the line in the gallery below.
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Both Star-Lord's mask and Mjolnir will be available to pre-order this Saturday on Amazon and will retail at $99.99. Aside from the meticulous detail, they both offer various sound effects and light up in certain areas. Get both and you and your friends can act out a team-up we're sure to see in Avengers: Infinity War next year. Hopefully, all who purchase Thor's hammer will be deemed worthy, as an inability to be lifted would certainly make it a waste of money.
Speaking of being worthy to lift Mjolnir, a new batch of set photos from Ragnarok have us asking an important question: will Thor be rendered unworthy at the end of the film? It would be quite a predicament to find himself in when Thanos comes to town, and could see the hammer pass to Jane Foster like it has in the comics. It's only a matter of time before Marvel recasts its stars, so passing their mantles to other characters like they've done in the comics could be a viable option. For now, we'll just be dreaming about role playing with these toys when they finally arrive.
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) release date: May 05, 2017
- Black Panther (2018) release date: Feb 16, 2018
- Avengers: Infinity War / The Avengers 3 (2018) release date: Apr 27, 2018
- The Avengers 4 / Avengers: Endgame (2019) release date: Apr 26, 2019
- Ant-Man & The Wasp (2018) release date: Jul 06, 2018
- Captain Marvel (2019) release date: Mar 08, 2019