New Thor: Ragnarok Sneak Peek Focuses on Comedy

A new sneak preview of Thor: Ragnarok puts a spotlight on the film's heavy comedic elements. Director Taika Waititi injected his wry sense of humor into Thor's powerful mythology, as previous trailers have shown off its relentless string of comical lines in addition to striking visuals. The result is what appears to be one of the most enjoyable rides to date in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as the film has been almost universally praised.

Previews are still rolling out for the film even as its Nov. 2 release date fast approaches. Ragnarok promises more of the spectacular action that you'd expect from the MCU, but Waititi has also ostensibly made perhaps the funniest installment in the mega-franchise yet. The newest sneak peek puts emphasis on those abundant laughs.

You can watch the new preview above, released exclusively by Comic Book on Youtube. The clip kicks off with Thor (Chris Hemsworth) struggling to get a ship's voice activation controls to grant him access, before the "strongest Avenger," Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo), gets it going immediately. Waititi appears briefly as Kronan warrior Korg, whom he portrayed via motion capture, and makes a quip about rock, paper, scissors. Thor and Banner also stumble through an explanation for why they call themselves "The Revengers" as they try to recruit a confused Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson).

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The second half of the video puts some emphasis back on the action, heavily featuring the Goddess of Death Hela (Cate Blanchett). Her character hasn't exactly brought the laughs in the clips that have been revealed, but she does look like one of the MCU's most dangerous villains yet. There's another look at what seems to be a climactic battle sequence with Thor and his team battling Hela and her minions. Absent from this preview is Jeff Goldblum's Grandmaster, who has been revealed in some funny clips of his own.

Every new sneak peek at Ragnarok continues to reveal fresh pieces of the humor that will be sprinkled throughout the film. Waititi clearly brought a distinctly humorous tilt to the sometimes dour, heavy-handed Thor franchise. The director also looks to have done a fine job with his amusing take on Korg, combining the character's menacing, beastly appearance with his own relatively soft-spoken voice. The comic interplay between Thor and the rest of his team has a great chance to win over audiences.

Of course, Waititi's vision of the Thor universe could also turn off some fans. He already faced criticism over the amount of comedy in his film - and responded hilariously. At the end of the day he just wanted viewers to feel uplifted and go on a fun adventure, and Thor: Ragnarok certainly looks like plenty of fun.\

MORE: Joss Whedon Calls Thor: Ragnarok A Masterpiece

Source: Comic Book

Key Release Dates
  • 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
  • Captain Marvel (2019) release date: Mar 08, 2019
  • The Avengers 4 / Avengers: Endgame (2019) release date: Apr 26, 2019
  • Ant-Man & The Wasp (2018) release date: Jul 06, 2018
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