In Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok, Thor will arrive in Asgard after hearing about trouble in his home world, and when he arrives he finds Loki’s style of ruling (while impersonating Odin) has led to some lapses in the rules and leads to the freeing of prisoner Hela. Thor and Hela naturally come to blows when they meet, which sees Thor “blasted” to Sakaar, described as “a barbaric planet ruled by the charming but nefarious Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum).” There he meets Valkyrie, who is hiding out on the planet, and brings him to the Grandmaster to make him a gladiator, where he meets the most popular competitor in the arena, The Hulk, and loses his trademark hair and hammer.
Thor: Ragnarok will feature the return of Chris Hemsworth as the God of Thunder himself, with Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk, Idris Elba as Heimdall and Sir Anthony Hopkins again portraying Odin. Cate Blanchett plays the mysterious and powerful new villain Hela, Jeff Goldblum stars as the eccentric Grandmaster, Tessa Thompson will bring the classic hero Valkyrie to life, and Karl Urban will add his might to the fray as Skurge. (synopsis via Coming Soon)
Everything about Thor: Ragnarok looks way larger than life, not to mention a magnitude of a thousand degrees removed from our place in space and time, and so it makes sense that the character posts would be big, bright and eye-catchingly colourful.
The posters depict the good guys, the bad guys and the morally equivalent guys (here’s looking at you Loki; yeah, yeah you’re the best part of every Thor film and you know it) in all their action-oriented glory, with the air around seeming to part in a blaze of colour and glory.
It will be interesting to see if the epic grandeur of the film matches the overwhelming vivacity of this promotional artwork but somehow I suspect it will, with all the trailers indicating that Thor: Ragnarok will be every bit as big, engrossing and immersive as we’ve been led to expect.
Thor: Ragnarok opens 26 October Australia and 3 November USA.