'Thor: Ragnarok' Has A Beta Ray Bill Easter Egg

The latest film from Marvel Studios brings back many of the fan-favorite characters from the Thor franchise while introducing many new that are sure to be popular in the coming months.

But Thor: Ragnarok also pays homage to the character's intricate history in the pages of Marvel Comics, including an easter egg featuring another person Worthy to be wielding the mighty Mjolnir.

Warning: Minor spoilers for Thor: Ragnarok below.

After Thor is defeated by Hela, his hammer is destroyed, and he is cast out of the Bifrost's teleportation beam and discarded to the surface of the wasteland planet called Sakaar, the God of Thunder is captured by a group of cannibals who plan to dine on his Asgardian flesh.

Luckily, Thor is saved by the warrior he comes to know as Valkyrie, but her intentions are far from altruistic. She inflicts Thor with an inhibitor chip that allows her to suppress him, making him week, then loads the him on her ship to deliver him to the Grandmaster.

As they head into the highly populated area of Sakaar where the Grandmaster's seat of power is located, a giant tower is shown featuring many of the great fighters who have come to dominate the Contest of Champions.

While a depiction of the Hulk's face sits at the top of the tower, Marvel fans might notice another character erected on the monument: Beta Ray Bill.

The horse-faced Karbonite typically dons garb similar to the God of Thunder, and even temporarily wielded Mjolnir after a battle with the Odinson. The character was deemed Worthy in the eyes of the gods and was given his own hammer to wield called Stormbreaker. His hammer was too made of Uru, the same Asgardian metal in Thor's hammer.

This scene was previously shown in the trailer unveiled at San Diego Comic-Con, which we theorized also featured Man-Thing, Ares, and Bi-Beast.

Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige previously said that Beta Ray Bill originally featured prominently as a part of the ensemble in the film, though they decided to cut him out when they determined Hulk would play a major role.


Even though the character isn't featured in the film, it's awesome to see the legacy being recognized.

Fans can see this easter egg in Thor: Ragnarok, in theaters November 3.