Chris Hemsworth and Mark Ruffalo are getting into the Halloween spirit by carving Thor: Ragnarok-inspired "HelaWeen" pumpkins. Marvel Studios has been busy rolling out new Thor: Ragnarok content ahead the domestic release of the Thor trilogy's final movie, including making daily social media posts to commemorate "HelaWeen" – a 31-day promotion throughout October named after the movie's main villain, Hela (Cate Blanchett), aka the Goddess of Death.
Hemsworth and Ruffalo have taken center stage this week with HelaWeen, appearing in character in new Raganrok TV spots as well as video shorts as themselves, having fun with things like the 10-day countdown to the release of the film and prepping for All Hallows' Eve by carving jack-o'-lanterns in relation to their characters in Thor: Ragnarok.
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Marvel Studios released the 30-second video on Twitter, featuring Hemsworth with a traditional orange pumpkin, while Ruffalo - remaining true to the Hulk - appropriately has a green pumpkin. Both actors proceed to carve their pumpkins in a sped-up, time-lapse sequence, only to reveal their creations at the end. Hemsworth's handiwork ends with a simplistic carving of Thor's name, while Ruffalo reveals a much more elaborate carving of Hulk's face. What's more, inside the Hulk pumpkin is a tiny Bruce Banner pumpkin that doesn't quite match the artistic quality of the shell that encases it - but Hemsworth, being the gentleman that he is, says, "I'm starting to see the resemblance." See the video below:
— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) October 25, 2017
The fun atmosphere presented in Hemsworth and Ruffalo's videos this week falls in-line with the overall tone Thor: Ragnarok has been promising fans through director Taika Waititi's expertise. The director made it clear when Ragnarok's first teaser trailer released six months ago that the God of Thunder's latest adventure was going to be a lighthearted affair that would not only break but smash the mold created by the previous two Thor films, if not the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a whole.
And while the film isn't coming out for another eight days (as of the time of this writing), Thor: Ragnarok is already feeling the love. The film is not only projected to gross more than $100 million domestically during its opening weekend (and anywhere from $85 million to $100 million internationally), but it has also been receiving almost unanimous praise from critics, with the Rotten Tomatoes score currently hovering at 99 percent.
To download Disney's official HelaWeen pumpkin carving template, head here!
Source: Marvel Studios
- Thor: Ragnarok (2017) release date: Nov 03, 2017
- Black Panther (2018) release date: Feb 16, 2018
- Avengers: Infinity War / The Avengers 3 (2018) release date: Apr 27, 2018
- Ant-Man & The Wasp (2018) release date: Jul 06, 2018
- Captain Marvel (2019) release date: Mar 08, 2019
- The Avengers 4 / Avengers: Endgame (2019) release date: Apr 26, 2019
- Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 05, 2019