The latest TV spot for Thor: Ragnarok finally puts the God of Thunder on the Asgardian throne. In just one month, Marvel's third film of the year will arrive. And while surpassing the massive popularity of both the Guardians of the Galaxy and Spider-Man may have seemed like an impossible feat for a Thor movie a year ago, it's not such a crazy idea now. Thanks to the vision of Taika Waititi and the addition of the Hulk and Cate Blanchett as Hela, Ragnarok looks nothing like the previous Thor films.
The trailers so far have teased cosmic action, irreverent comedy, and Jack-Kirby-inspired production design. We also have a pretty clear idea of the plot so far, with the various pieces of promotion showing Hela's assault on Asgard leading to Thor losing Mjolnir and ending up on Sakaar where he meets Hulk, Valkyrie, Loki, and the Grandmaster. The latest TV spot, however, adds a new wrinkle.
Marvel has released the latest teaser for Thor: Ragnarok and we finally get to see Thor sitting on the throne. Of course, Hela likes to think he's just waiting in her seat.
— Thor (@thorofficial) October 5, 2017
It's long been assumed that Ragnarok could end with Thor finally taking over for Odin as the ruler of Asgard. That said, there are some steps along the way. For one, we last saw Odin out of it while Loki sat on the throne disguised as his father. Somehow, Odin will return in Ragnarok and Loki will once again fight alongside his brother. Not that he'll be please to see the Hulk again.
It's also telling that Thor has his short hair in the new clip while sitting on the throne. Given that he cuts it after losing his hammer to Hela, this scene clearly comes after Thor returns to Asgard from Sakaar. Given that, it's likely much later in them movie. Of course, with Hela seemingly wiping out a huge portion of Asgard in her early assault, is this the realm reborn? Or is the destruction unleashed on the warriors of Asgard merely limited to one area of the royal city?
We'll have to wait a bit longer for answers to those questions, but the TV spot does feature some new bits of action. We see more of the team-up battle against Hela's forces, including more footage of the mythical wolf Fenris. But with Asgardian legends like Fenris and former warriors like Skurge fighting alongside Hela, maybe she's not a villain after all. We'll know soon enough as Thor: Ragnarok hits theaters next month.
- 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