With the film hitting theaters in three months, it was inevitable that Marvel would have a new trailer for “Thor: Ragnarok” to drop during its big Hall H panel at Comic-Con 2017. And so they did, with clips that featured Thor teaming up with Hulk, Valkyrie and, yes, his trickster brother Loki, to save Asgard.
In past films, Thor and Loki have both been bitter enemies (see “The Avengers”) and reluctant allies (see “Thor: The Dark World”). This time around, they’re back to working together. But with Loki missing his staff and Thor missing his hammer, the two brothers take a page from “Guardians of the Galaxy” and use some good old-fashioned space blasters.
The trailer also showed Thor coming face-to-face with Hela (Cate Blanchett), the Goddess of Death, who seeks to bring about Ragnarok, the mythical event that prophecies say will destroy Asgard for good. With Taika Waititi, maker of “Hunt for the Wilderpeople,” in the director’s chair, there was plenty of humor to go around. Most prominently was a quiet bonding moment between Thor and Hulk, with the giant green bruiser acknowledging their similarities.
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“Hulk like raging fire,” he says. “Thor like smoldering fire.”
“Thor: Ragnarok” stars Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Tessa Thompson, Tom Hiddleston, Jeff Goldblum and Cate Blanchett. The film hits theaters Nov. 3.