Thor: Ragnarok Cover Art Highlights Thor's Gladiator Armor

A new piece of art from an upcoming MCU book highlight's Thor's new gladiator armor. One of the most exciting things about Thor: Ragnarok is the epic battle that will take place between the God of Thunder and the Incredible Hulk. While it won't be a full-on adaptation of the Planet Hulk comic story, it's likely as close as fans will get given the wonky film rights to the Jade Giant. Still, the film will offer a whole new palette of colors and costumes for both Hulk and Thor, while continuing to expand the Marvel cosmic universe.

Those Ragnarok sets and costumes will be on display for fans soon, as Marvel are taking them and similar items from Black Panther to Disney's D23 expo next month. The displays will allow fans a closer looks at the unique designs of two of Marvel's big upcoming films long before they hit theaters. We also know that both movies will be at San Diego Comic-Con next month. Hopefully, new trailers will also be in tow, giving us a better look at the gladiator arena and action from Ragnarok, in particular.

In the meantime, prolific Marvel concept artist Andy Park has shared an up close image of the Asgardian in his new armor from Thor: Ragnarok. The art is part the cover for a book called Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe that's being put out in conjunction with the Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art in Chris Hemsworth's homeland of Australia.

Closeup of top part of the cover illustration I did for @QAGOMA Marvel Creating the Cinematic Universe book @chrishemsworth #ThorRagnarok

— Andy Park (@andyparkart) June 24, 2017

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For Marvel fans on the Gold Coast, the book along with more art and displays are now up at an exhibit at the gallery celebrating the MCU. Last month, we got a look at the whole cover image along with some Ragnarok props. Both highlight the detail and artistry that Marvel and its various collaborators have put into their growing universe.

With auteurs like Taika Waititi and James Gunn now helming films, Marvel is able to add a new level of craft to their blockbuster output. In fact, the quality is so good that it's able to stand on its own in a museum.

The gladiator action won't be the only thing going on in Ragnarok. From Hela's war to the possible emergence of the final Infinity Stone, the new movie is said to upend the MCU the way Captain America: The Winter Soldier previously did. Luckily, we won't have to wait much longer to learn if that's the case, as Thor: Ragnarok is just four months away.

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Source: Andy Park

Key Release Dates
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) release date: Jul 07, 2017
  • 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
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