Disney just released the first trailer for this November’s, Thor: Ragnarok. Thor movies, though good, have always taken a back seat compared to the rest of the catalog that Marvel and Disney have provided thus far. My initial reaction to this trailer was that Marvel is attempting to elevate the Thor movies to that of Iron Man and Captain America; and I for one can not be more excited for this. For months we have seen concept drawing and pictures of some of the cast, crew, and sets. Today we got our first peek into, what some say, will be one of the last few films we see of Chris Hemworth’s Thor.
Led Zeppelin’s- Immigrant playing in the background, plays perfectly with the theme that Thor is a castaway on another world. We finally received our first look at Cate Blanchett’s Hela. I was very pleased that Marvel attempted to stay “comic accurate” by incorporating Hela’s headdress. In the first 30 seconds you get that Hela far exceeds, in power, anything that Thor has seen when she stops Thor’s hammer mid-air and destroys it! How was she able to stop, hold, and destroy Mjolnir? Hela then very casually destroys Asgard. Was this the vision that Thor had in Avengers: Age of Ultron? Hela has a certain aura around here…whats the word? Oh yes, Death. Is she Death? In the comic, Thanos is in love with Death and will destroy everything to prove his love for her. Infinity War tie in?
Thor then gets castaway to another planet, which instantly gave me a Guardians of the Galaxy feel with the visual of the terrain and the alien characters. We also got a look at Jeff Goldblum playing the Grandmaster; who is rumored to be one of the Elders of the Universe. There were very quick blips of a disheveled Idris Elba as Heimdall and the return of Tom Hiddleston as Loki.
In a Planet Hulk “reversal”, we get Thor’s point of view, entering the Grandmaster’s arena, waiting to face his next opponent. No surprise to anyone (I was still thouroughly excited) we got the Hulk barreling through the entrance to face Thor. In true Marvel fashion we had Thor’s charcter lighten the mood saying, ” Yes! We know each other! He’s a friend from work.” Hulk still charges to Thor’s suprise. Did Hulk forget Thor? Is he somehow still feeling the effects from Scarlet Witches spell in Avengers: Age of Ultron?
I feel this teaser trailer accomplished everything it intended to do. The trailer sucked me in. It did not give me too much information and gave me questions that need answering. Missing from the trailer was the whereabouts of Odin and the what involvement Doctor Strange has in this film. November can not come soon enough!