More Plot Details For Taika Waititi’s “Thor: Ragnarok”

Following yesterday’s first photos, EW has released a proper breakdown of the full storyline for Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok”. Here’s their description

“When we last saw Thor, he was flying off to figure out who was manipulating the Avengers at the end of Age of Ultron. Eventually, he hears rumblings of trouble in Asgard: His evil brother, Loki (Tom Hiddleston), has been impersonating their missing father, Odin (Anthony Hopkins).

Loki’s rather lax governing leads to the reemergence of an imprisoned Hela (Cate Blanchett). Thor’s initial encounter with Hela gets him blasted to Sakaar, a barbaric planet ruled by the charming but nefarious Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum). Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), a tough, hard-drinking warrior hiding out on Sakaar brings the god to the Grandmaster. Sakaar’s most popular and successful gladiator? Bruce Banner, a.k.a. the Hulk. Once Thor and Hulk unite, Ragnarok becomes a sort of road-trip film.

In the same article Chris Hemsworth confirms Thor is “a bit of a fanboy for the Valkyrie, the elite women warriors” and he’s given the haircut and loses his hammer whilst on Sakaar.

Mark Ruffalo confirms we’ll see a different side to Hulk: “He’s much more of a character than the green rage machine you’ve seen in the Avengers movies. He’s got a swagger. He’s like a god.”

Director Taika Waititi was inspired by “48 Hrs” and “Withnail and I” for much of the film which aims to show off Hemsworth’s comedic abilities: “He’s so good and underutilized in that department. He’s legitimately one of the funniest things in this film.”

The overall aim with the film is to offer something that will not just standalone but reinvent the franchise: “A lot of what we’re doing with the film is, in a way, kind of dismantling and destroying the old idea and rebuilding it in a new way that’s fresh. Everyone’s got a slightly new take on their characters, so in that way, it feels like [this is] the first Thor.”

“Thor: Ragnarok” hits cinemas on November 3rd 2017.