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Monday, April 10, 2017

Thor Ragnarok Trailer Has Dropped!

Not to be outdone by any Justice League hype, Marvel has released the trailer to Thor: Ragnarok, and as fans have been anticipating, there will be some Thor vs. Hulk going on. Before we take a looksie and I get into commentary about this trailer, I do have to admit that I am a lot more excited about this flick than I ever was before.

First, here's the trailer below in case you missed it.

When it comes to the Thor franchise, I thought the first one was okay and the 2nd movie was a definite misfire. Just didn't do it for me whatsoever with teletubbie-looking dark elves and whatnot.

Now, I know this is just a trailer, and sometimes trailers are a lot better than the actual movie or they're terrible and the actual movie ends up being a surprise hit (Guardians of the Galaxy), but Thor: Ragnarok looks pretty bad ass from this trailer alone.

Cate Blanchett as Hela looks pretty darned impressive. Hell, homegirl blew up Thor's hammer, Mjolnir. I also like the fact that they actually had her suit up, and she looks like she does in the comics.

Hela debuted in Journey into Mystery #102, and that issue also debuted Sif.

We got some clips with Valkyrie in this trailer as well and the character is played by the lovely Tessa Thompson. I think that's a shot of her and her trusty winged steed, Aragorn. It's a really gorgeous shot also as she flies to battle Hela.

Aragorn was actually the horse of the Black Knight in the comics. When Dane Whitman was turned to stone by the Enchantress, Aragorn was entrusted to his fellow Defender, Valkyrie. 

Highly doubt if that will play out in Thor: Ragnarok, but that's how it goes in the comics. Aragorn first appeared in Avengers #48 a long with the debut of Dane Whitman as the 2nd Black Knight. Aragorn is not named in his debut and no way of telling if they're actually going to use the same horse from the comics when it comes to Valkyrie in Thor: Ragnarok!

Are they going to wipe away her Asgardian ties or that she was selected by Odin to lead the
Valkyrior, a group of female Asgardian warriors tasked to bring the souls of slain heroes to Valhalla? Not sure, but it doesn't look like Valkyrie is working for Odin from the trailer.

As predicted, there is a loosely based version of Planet Hulk in the 3rd Thor movie, but I think it's a far stretch to even connect it anywhere to Planet Hulk. Sure, they may have visually taken the look of the Hulk from that comic story line but the film looks like it has little to do with the actual Planet Hulk story. 

What does seem to be certain is that the Jade Giant and God of Thunder will clash in this flick, but looks to be under the behest of Jeff Goldblum as the Grandmaster. Does make sense since the Grandmaster in the comics is an Elder of the Universe like the Collector.

While the Collector has pursued his extraordinary long existence in collecting the utmost rarest artifacts around the universe, the Grandmaster has combated boredom with the pursuit of amusement in the form of some kind of games. So, I think that the reason Hulk and Thor are gonna go at it is due to the Grandmaster instead of the Red King like in Planet Hulk.

As listed in the Elders of the Universe key issues, Grandmaster first appeared in Avengers #69.  It seems that Valkyrie is in cahoots with Grandmaster from the looks of it so far. 

Karl Urban seems to be everywhere nowadays in the action or fantasy world of cinema. Judge Dredd, Star Trek, and now as Skurge the Executioner. Trailer gives us our first live-action glimpse of Skurge, blasting something or someone with a heavy gun.

No idea how his character will fit into the movie so far.  In the comics, the character of Skurge is usually aligned with Amora the Enchantress and the duo has been used by Loki from time to time. Both even debuted in Journey into Mystery #103 together.

I know it's a very slight chance, but it would be cool if they slipped an Enchantress cameo somewhere in the movie. Maybe give a nod.

Marvel capitalizing on humor at the end of the trailer with Thor's reaction in finding out the Hulk is his opponent. Of course, the trailer shows the shot that's suppose to get fans extremely excited about the flick and to go see it.

After all, comic fans still love the Thor and Hulk battles in comics and some of them are considered classic comic battles between the two. If you want to know some of those early classic battles between Goldilocks and the Hulk just click that blue under-lined link above this sentence.

Okay, is it just me or does this trailer have a Guardians of the Galaxy feel to it or what? I was almost expecting some Guardians of the Galaxy dudes to pop up in the trailer, and I thought that would've been pretty damn cool if they did.

Over-all I thought it was a pretty damn good trailer. I am a lot more interested in seeing this flick now, and it looks like Hela is shaping up to be a formidable villain. 

I hope she is not a one-off baddie. What you all think of the Thor Ragnarok trailer?


  1. Bro that trailer is BA. Jw

    1. Was surprisingly good in my opinion. My interest meter went up a few notches.

  2. Looks like they are really riding on the Guardians wave of success... But if it' s good it' s good :-) Well done trailer. Was just thinkin' of gettin a first Enchantress appearance, but I'm not sure if your hint of an appearance is true. Please confirm this rumor Mayhem asap! Thanx!


  3. No word about Enchantress. I was just saying that it would be cool if she had a cameo in this movie or a nod...was not implying that this is a rumor going around...just my personal thought on what would be cool to see in the flick.

  4. It's a Great Time to be a Marvel Fan!!! lk