A brand new TV spot for Thor: Ragnarok reiterates to Hela who the God of Thunder is. The next movie on the Marvel Cinematic Universe docket is slowly ramping up its marketing as the film nears its premiere in November. Starring Chris Hemsworth as the titular character, the third installment of the Thor franchise is directed by New Zealand filmmaker Taika Waititi and will also feature Thor’s fellow Avenger, Hulk/Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo), as well as, Tom Hiddleston’s conniving Loki. The threequel promises to be an epic space adventure with the main characters hoping to save Asgard from the evil clutches of the Goddess of Death, played by Cate Blanchett.
Just from trailers and TV spots for Ragnarok, we already have an inkling that the threequel will be very distinct from its predecessors. Gone are the usual dark and dull palettes used in the first two films – Thor and Thor: The Dark World – replaced by a more vibrant looking movie. That is not to say Ragnarok will be entirely cheerful and jovial. In fact, it is arguably the highest stakes film in the series with Thor’s very own home planet captured and under the control of Hela – a supervillain who wants to burn Asgard to the ground and rebuild it under her supervision.
The recently released international TV ad from Marvel Studios doubles down on the aforementioned main narrative as it highlights the upcoming epic battle between Thor and Hela. Other shots in the spot include sequences additionally featured in the previously released trailers for the film, with bits focused on the team-up of the God of Thunder, newcomer Valkyrie, played by Tessa Thompson, and even Loki.
Blanchett previously shared that she was initially drawn to the role of playing Hela because she thought it was cool to be the bearer of doom for a formidable god like Thor. The Academy Award-winning actress is the first ever full blown female Marvel villain on the film side of the MCU and many fans are wondering how she will combine her signature performance with the superhero lore, especially as a villain.
Aside from the major showdown between Thor and Hela, other sub-stories are also expected in Ragnarok, specifically the much-anticipated gladiator battle between the God of Thunder and Hulk, which Ruffalo recently dubbed as the “Fight of the Century.” This certain narrative borrows several plot points from the fan-favorite Planet Hulk comic book narrative, which is a great way to integrate the green raging monster in the film instead of him feeling just kind of forced into the project to create an Avengers film tandem – like what happened in Captain America: Civil War.
Additionally, the events of Thor: Ragnarok are said to directly build into MCU’s culminating film, Avengers: Infinity War, which is helmed by Joe and Anthony Russo and set to hit theaters next year. The movie will pit Earth’s Mightiest Heroes – alongside their newfound allies like Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange, Tom Holland’s Spider-Man and the Guardians of the Galaxy – against the Mad Titan Thanos and his Black Order.
Source: Marvel Studios
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