Skip to main content

Marvel’s new ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ trailer features a chatty Hulk and the return of Loki

Marvel Studios’ panel at San Diego Comic-Con is always one of the convention’s most popular events, and this year’s show was no exception, as the studio rewarded fans with an impressive new Thor: Ragnarok trailer.

As usual, Marvel closed out the final day of Comic-Con International in San Diego with its movie panel highlighting some of the studio’s plans for its blockbuster cinematic universe, and the new trailer for Ragnarok featured prominently in that presentation.

While the trailer offered up quite a bit of new footage from the upcoming film, the moment that’s generating the most buzz features Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) engaging in a little philosophical debate regarding the best analogy for their partnership. The scene is particularly noteworthy for offering Ruffalo’s massive, green alter ego his most extensive lines of dialogue so far in the franchise.

Directed by Hunt for the Wilderpeople and What We Do in the Shadows filmmaker Taika Waititi, Thor: Ragnarok has Marvel’s god of thunder fighting for his life on a far-off planet after the death goddess Hela (Cate Blanchett) sets plans in motion to obliterate Asgard. Forced to serve as a gladiator without the assistance of his magical hammer Mjölnir, Thor discovers that his former Avengers teammate Hulk is also on the planet — but only after the green behemoth is unleashed against him in brutal combat.

Along with Hemsworth and Ruffalo reprising their Avengers rolesThor: Ragnarok also brings back Tom Hiddleston as the trickster god Loki, Idris Elba as the Asgardian gatekeeper Heimdall, and Sir Anthony Hopkins as the lord of Asgard, Odin. Among the newcomers that will be introduced in the film are Blanchett’s Hela, as well as Tessa Thompson as the Asgardian warrior Valkyrie, Jeff Goldblum as the gaming-obsessed Grandmaster, and Karl Urban as Skurge. Doctor Strange star Benedict Cumberbatch is also expected to play a role in the film after his involvement was teased at the end of his solo film.

The screenplay for Thor: Ragnarok was penned by Stephany Folsom, Craig Kyle, Eric Pearson, and Christopher Yost.

Thor: Ragnarok is scheduled to hit theaters November 3, 2017. For the latest news, trailers, and announcements to come out of Comic-Con, check out Digital Trends’ coverage.

Editors' Recommendations

Rick Marshall
A veteran journalist with more than two decades of experience covering local and national news, arts and entertainment, and…
12 new Marvel characters we want to see in the Spider-Man 4 movie
Spider-Man panicking.

After the spectacular success of Spider-Man: No Way Home, audiences are eager to see Tom Holland return as Spider-Man in a fourth solo film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Though such a sequel is already in development, almost nothing is known about what the film is about or who will appear in it.

The possibilities are endless for Spidey's next adventure, so as the world anxiously waits for him to swing back onto the big screen, here is a list of new characters Spider-Man could meet in his fourth film in the MCU.

Read more
War comes to Wakanda in new Black Panther 2 trailer
The cast of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

Can Wakanda endure the loss of its king? And can the Black Panther franchise thrive without the late Chadwick Boseman in the leading role? Both of those questions hang over the newest trailer for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. The trailer makes it clear that Boseman's T'Challa is dead without revealing how he perished. While the onscreen characters mourn the loss of T'Challa, it also serves as a memorial for Boseman himself. But they won't have time to grieve for long.

Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever | Official Trailer

Read more
Marvel reveals new Avengers movies, Black Panther 2 trailer, and more
marvel sdcc 2022 slate black panther wakanda forever 3

It wouldn't be San Diego Comic-Con without an in-depth look at the MCU. After a comparatively lackluster presentation by rival DC, Marvel unveiled new trailers, new characters, new casting announcements, and new release dates for most (but not all) of its upcoming film and television projects.

First, the Disney+ content. Fans got a closer look at the forthcoming She-Hulk: Attorney at Law series, which stars Tatiana Maslany as the jade giantess who is trying to reconcile her life as a lawyer with her new role as a superhero. Helping her out is her cousin Bruce Banner aka the Hulk, played once again by MCU veteran Mark Ruffalo.

Read more