Thor: Ragnarok's battle scene between Thor and Hulk gets better with the addition of lightsabers in a new fan-made edit. Director Taika Waititi's first foray into the MCU totally overhauled with the Thor franchise. What was rather dull film series turned into a humorous space adventure that saw the God of Thunder in another hero's journey which led him to Sakaar, where he reunited with his "friend from work," Hulk.
The pair's chance encounter could've taken place under better circumstances as they found themselves pitted against each other. Apparently, the green-rage monster, who was missing-in-action since Avengers: Age of Ultron had been living the life he always wanted as a gladiator for the Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum). This led to Thor reluctantly battling his fellow Avenger in what was one of the most epic hero vs hero sequence in the MCU. But it turns out, there's still a way to improve the action set piece as evidenced by this brand new fan-made mash-up.
Courtesy of YouTube content creator ImmersionVFX are two edited videos of Thor and Hulk's gladiator fight in Ragnarok, but with Star Wars' iconic weapon. The God of Thunder wields a blue-bladed one appropriate for his lightning-sourced powers, while the Hulk use a green variation. Watch the clips below:
With both Thor and Hulk surviving the events of Avengers: Endgame, fans can expect to see more of them moving forward - especially since they're the only two heroes who are tipped to be active in duty. While Clint Barton/Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) is still around, he might finally make do with his plans to retire (although the upcoming Hawkeye Disney Plus show may prove otherwise). As of now, only the God of Thunder's next outing is confirmed with Thor: Love and Thunder in MCU's Phase 4. The project will reunite Hemsworth with Waititi who is back to helm and write the movie.
The MCU is not devoid of Star Wars references, even before both franchises became part of the Walt Disney umbrella or this Thor: Ragnarok edit. Phase 2 was full of chopped-off limbs which many were convinced as an homage to the space opera's recurring trope. Captain America: Civil War famously referenced The Empire Strikes back during its iconic airport battle scene. But perhaps the biggest possible link between the two successful film series is yet to come to fruition as everyone's still waiting on that promised Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 role director James Gunn supposedly has for Mark Hamill.
- Black Widow (2020) release date: May 01, 2020
- Eternals (2020) release date: Nov 06, 2020
- Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021) release date: Feb 12, 2021
- Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2021) release date: May 07, 2021
- Thor: Love and Thunder (2021) release date: Nov 05, 2021