A lot of the times a production on a Marvel film is so busy that they are unable to attend San Diego Comic-Con. This was one of those nights for Thor: Ragnarok.
Directed by Taika Waititi (What We Do In Shadows), the film is expected to shoot until October. But that hasn’t stopped Marvel from sharing some behind the scenes footage plus an early look at the visual effects which reveals a giant villain that could be more menacing than Hulk wearing gladiator armor. Check out a description of the footage below.
With the cast and crew currently away filming, all that was available to the those sitting in Hall H was some behind-the-scenes footage as well as interesting shots of motion concept art, as well as a new logo seen above.
We see Thor in brand new armor, resembling nothing like the previous armors he has worn in the past. Standing against the blue screen, this Thor is about to go up against other warriors wearing war paint and other beasts that appear to be a part of the gladiator sequence. This is important because it finally confirms that Hulk is on this planet as their gladiator champion. Though it is still too early, we see concept art of a Hulk decked out in gladiator armor that almost mirrors the kind of armor we’ve seen in the World War Hulk story arc. These shots eventually lead up to Hulk and Thor headed towards each other for what looks like a battle to the death.
Fans were also treated to seeing Cate Blanchett as Hera, although it was very brief. We also saw concept art of Jeff Goldblum as the Grandmaster. He didn’t look like the pale-blue skin being that is depicted in the comics, although they may be reserving the final look for a later time. In the final shot we see Hulk hurling himself towards the open mouth of the fiery demon, Sutur.
While there has been no official plot synopsis that has been released, we can gather that it has a lot to do with Ragnarok, the Asgardian version of the Apocalypse. And no doubt Loki would have done something to reach this point.
Idris Elba, Jaimie Alexander, and presumably Anthony Hopkins will all return to reprise their respective role. Tessa Thompson will play the new love interest, while Karl Urban will play Skurge.
Thor: Ragnarok arrives on July 28, 2017.
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