The Asgardian gods have finally answered our prayers!
After teasing us, mere mortals of Earth, with a slew of first-look photos and behind-the-scene shots, Marvel Studios has finally released the first trailer for Thor: Ragnarok, and boy is it a wild, wild ride! Those who have pinned their hopes on director Taika Waititi to turn things around for the threequel can now sleep soundly at night because the next chapter of Thor‘s standalone feature is looking up to be an epic one.
Featuring a kick-ass Led Zeppelin soundtrack “Immigrant Song”, the preview starts with a shot of Thor bound and hanging in chains from what looks like a hellish pit before it goes back in time to a series of events that led to his unfortunate plight. One of those events is the accidental release of Hela, the goddess of death played by the Oscar-winning actress Cate Blanchett, who crushes Thor’s mighty hammer with one hand before banishing him to the alien planet of Sakaar.
Imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his powerful Mjölnir, the titular god/Avenger finds himself racing through time to get back to Asgard before it’s destroyed by Hela. In order for him to do that, he must first take part in a deadly gladiatorial contest where he is bound to fight his fellow Avenger, the Incredible Hulk.
Watch the teaser trailer of Thor: Ragnarok below.
It feels weird at first to hear a Led Zeppelin song in a Thor trailer because this kind of antics is usually right up Guardians of the Galaxy‘s alley, but then looking at the film’s overall premise, as well as its over-the-top costumes, wild make-up, and surprisingly colorful retro vibe somehow make the song choice all the more appropriate. Also, the use of bright colors is a welcome change to the franchise, especially since the tone of the previous installments were more on the muted type. Overall, Ragnarok looks to be like an entirely different beast not just from its predecessors, but also from any Marvel film out there.
Slated for a November 3 release, Thor: Ragnarok also stars Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Hopkins, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Karl Urban, Jaimie Alexander, and Sam Neill.
Source: The Verge