While most every year seems to end up being a big one for Marvel Studios, 2017 is set to be the MCU's biggest to date, at least in terms of the sheer amount of new theatrical product. On May 5, Star-Lord and the gang return for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, James Gunn's second directorial effort for the franchise after the first Guardians. Not too long afterward - on July 7 to be exact - sees Spider-Man: Homecoming swing into the MCU as the first solo film for this latest cinematic incarnation of everyone's favorite web-slinger.
Finally, on Nov 3, Asgardian warrior Thor makes his grand return to the MCU stage with Thor: Ragnarok, having been absent since the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron led him to head back home. The film recently caused a stir with an EW cover story revealing director Taika Waititi had introduced a serious splash of color, and now fans are eagerly awaiting a full trailer. Some lucky people, however, have already seen it.
Speaking on Twitter, Guardians director James Gunn revealed he's seen the trailer and thinks it may be the best Marvel's ever done:
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) March 26, 2017
Like the movies they sell, Marvel trailer have become events in and of themselves. And when one considers just how memorable many of the MCU's trailers have so far been, that's some pretty high praise from Gunn. In fact, some of the best of those are arguably for his own films, as Guardians and Guardians 2 have both sported colorful, hilarious trailers that have managed to perfectly convey their movie's tones without having to give away too much in terms of plot spoilers.
His comments, of course, confirms that a trailer for Ragnarok has indeed been cut together. There's been no real word on when we'll see it, although based on Marvel's track record of debuting first looks around six-eight months before release, it shouldn't be too long a wait..
The actual plot of Thor: Ragnarok is still being mostly kept under wraps, but we do know that it fills in the blanks of what Thor has been doing since Ultron ended and sees him stranded on the hostile planet Sakaar. Without Mjolnir by his side, Thor is forced to engage in gladiator-style combat with his old buddy the Hulk in order to try and save Asgard from destruction at the hands of the evil Hela (Cate Blanchett).
Source: James Gunn
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) release date: May 05, 2017
- Avengers: Infinity War / The Avengers 3 (2018) release date: Apr 27, 2018
- The Avengers 4 / Untitled Avengers Movie (2019) release date: May 03, 2019
- Black Panther (2018) release date: Feb 16, 2018
- Captain Marvel (2019) release date: Mar 08, 2019
- Ant-Man & The Wasp (2018) release date: Jul 06, 2018