A handful of new Thor: Ragnarok figures have emerged on the San Diego Comic-Con show floor, highlighting the movie’s various characters. The upcoming third installment in Marvel’s Thor trilogy sees the Asgardian warrior attempt to defend his home from the supervillain Hela (Cate Blanchett), while also having to face off against his friend and fellow Avenger, Hulk (Mark Ruffalo).
As Marvel’s last release for the year, Ragnarok is expected to be featured heavily during the studio’s longer than usual Hall H panel at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend (along with the rest of the upcoming slate, namely Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther and Anthony and Joe Russo’s Avengers: Infinity War), where attendees will presumably see the movie’s second trailer, which Ruffalo recently revealed should be coming soon. Although Hall H panels are always major highlights for the crowded convention, all of the convention exclusive merchandise and collectible figures that are on display on the show floor can also provide details about upcoming projects just as much as the panels — and there are a lot.
San Diego Comic-Con preview night kicks off this evening, though Screen Rant was able to attend an exclusive sneak preview of the show floor, where we snapped a few photos of Thor, Loki, and Hulk from Thor: Ragnarok that are on display at the Sideshow Collectibles booth. Take a look below.
It’s common for Hollywood studios to deviate from the source material in regards to certain characteristics, namely superhero costumes, and Marvel Studios is no exception. Although parts of Thor’s costume has remained comic accurate over the years, one of the things comic book fans have been missing is his helmet. A version of that helmet has been teased for Ragnarok, which was highlighted in a Hot Toys reveal earlier this week, and now Sideshow is giving Comic-Con attendees a closer look at Thor’s shield, which he’ll use in the gladiator arena (above).
It’s worth noting that this Thor collectible (above) shows Thor before he has his hair trimmed off upon being captured by Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) and entered into the gladiator arena as a contender, where he will face off against his fellow co-worker, Hulk, as audiences had seen in the movie’s first teaser trailer.
The third figure highlights Hulk’s armor and weaponry that he uses in the gladiator arena. The teaser trailer emphasized that the gladiator match between Hulk and Thor — which takes place on the planet Sakaar — will be the film’s main event, though people should note that Thor must win the match in order to return to Asgard, so that he may defend his home from Hela’s invasion and the looming Ragnarök.
Although there’s still quite a lot we don’t know about the movie, it’s clear that, whatever happens, it concludes the Thor trilogy and leads directly into Infinity War. Since there’s still one Infinity Stone unaccounted for, perhaps its location comes into play sometime during Waititi’s film. We’ll just have to wait and see. Still, be sure to check back this weekend for any Comic-Con news regarding Thor: Ragnarok and the rest of the MCU.
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