Thor is gearing up for his third solo outing this year, and fans have been begging for any information regarding the new film. Marvel - and director Taika Waititi - have promised that this movie will be different than anything the fans have ever seen, and the info that was released this morning definitely confirmed that.
The photos that EW debuted (which can be seen in the gallery below), promise a vibrant and exciting world for audiences to step into. It seems like Taika Waititi has really delivered with this one.
If you read through the article that came with the photos however, you may have noticed some other bits of info hidden within. For example, the piece reveals a ton of information about the fictional planet of Sakaar - the home of Planet Hulk.
It was confirmed that Ragnarok would take pieces of the Planet Hulk storyline, and that the gladiator arena battles would be a part of the film. However, no other details about the planet's inclusion were given - until now.
First, the article gave this little detail about the planet, confirming Thor's involvement in the gladiator fights:
Her [Hela] attack on Thor sends him to Sakaar where he is forced to become a gladiator and realizes he’s no longer super special.
This could explain the loss of Thor's hammer in the promotional photo.
Following that info, Chris Hemsworth gave his own depiction of the famous planet of war.
“[Sakaar is] basically where every wormhole across the universe dumps out its trash, so you get people from all walks of life with all sorts of incredible abilities and powers,” Hemsworth explains. “No one cares what prince or king Thor may have been in another world. Also, his strength is pretty easily matched with those he finds himself amongst.”
This quote explains why Thor ends up fighting, and exactly how Hulk winds up in an intergalactic battleground.
In Marvel Studios' Thor: Ragnarok, Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok – the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization – at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger – the Incredible Hulk!
Thor: Ragnarok is directed by Taika Waititi and returns Chris Hemsworth starring as Thor and Tom Hiddleston reprising his role as Loki. They are joined by Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson and Karl Urban, with Mark Ruffalo and Anthony Hopkins.
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