While Thor: Ragnarok's second trailer contained plenty of noteworthy moments, its closing encounter took quite a few fans by surprise. Viewers saw the film's title character, Thor (Chris Hemsworth), share a conversation with his 'friend from work', Bruce Banner/Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), in which Hulk spoke in semi-complete sentences.
With the green-skinned alter ego of the Avenger traditionally not known as a man of many words, the choice to give Hulk an increased use of vocabulary has surprised quite a few people. And according to Ragnarok director Taika Waititi, the choice was a deliberate - and slightly personal one.
"I was always fascinated by the duality of Hulk and Banner, and seeing how their brains could be interconnected." Waititi recently explained to IGN while at San Diego Comic-Con. "Could we sometimes see Hulk and could we have a bit of Banner’s voice in there? Could we see Banner and have Hulk’s personality through there?"
While Banner has warred with his Hulk identity since his first MCU appearance in 2012's The Avengers, Waititi revealed that that conflict will manifest in a new way during Ragnarok.
"I think in this film we’re going to see that for the first time, where the two are fighting — really fighting this time — for control of the body. And Hulk talking, this idea of a more cognitive Hulk who can say sentences — that obviously has existed in the comics, but I think it’s something the fans want to finally see. It’s exactly what fans want to see, and what I wanted to see too."
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In 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
Thor: Ragnarok is directed by Taika Waititi from a screenplay by Eric Pearson, and stars Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo, and Anthony Hopkins.
Thor: Ragnarok opens in theaters on November 3, 2017.
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