Chris Hemsworth Fights The Hulk Gladiator Style In New Thor Movie
This could be controversial but look, I'm kind of getting bored of Marvel movies. Recently they appear to be money making machines that have plot holes galore and not enough character development.
I know, I know. There have been 14 movies released under the Marvel Universe which have collectively grossed more than $10 billion at the box office.
But despite the insane special effects and epic fight scenes, the movies aren't really grabbing my attention.
The Thor franchise has received a lukewarm reception from critics in comparison to others like Captain America and Ironman but that could be about to change with the series' third movie, Thor: Ragnarok.
The trailer has just dropped and it looks sick:
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It opens with Chris Hemsworth, aka Thor, wrapped up in chains, plunging into some unknown lava-like place. Things aren't looking rosy for the God of Thunder.
We then jump to some Underworld vampire looking woman who essentially crushes Thor's trusty hammer with her bare hands.
With Led Zepplin's epic Immigrant Song playing in the background, Thor gets transported to a new place while Asgard burns down.
It seriously looks like Thor has entered a realm crossed between Guardians of the Galaxy and The Hunger Games.
With retro 80s graphics, the trailer then cuts to a massive crowd in a stadium with Jeff Goldblum's character the Grandmaster saying: "It's main event time."
Thor's gorgeous blonde locks have been cut off and he's dressed in clothes VERY reminiscent of Russell Crowe in Gladiator. The premise actually appears pretty similar as Thor realises he's now fighting for his life in an arena.
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But who is his opponent you ask?
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Why none other than Bruce Banner aka the Hulk. Despite him being 'a friend from work' as Thor puts it, they still charge at each other until the trailer ends dramatically.
The Hulk and Thor haven't had much to do with each other for much of the Marvel Universe franchise. They've exchanged banter and fought against each other once or twice. The Hulk, despite his impressive size, comically couldn't lift Thor's hammer during a battle.
But at the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron, the Hulk is seen taking off in a jet to an unknown place. Mark Ruffalo who plays the green machine told Ain't It Cool News, "He's on the run. I think that we carry that through. It's not just a matter of taking himself to some remote place and hiding. Now he's removing himself from humanity altogether.
"I'm not sure where we're going to head with that, but I'm sure that's probably still very much alive within him. It's very subtle, but the Banner/Hulk consciousness is beginning to meld a little bit.
"Who decided to leave? Was it Banner or Hulk? It's not really in the [cinematic] mythology of Hulk up until that moment to be that conscious and pro-active. It's interesting, right?
All I know is that this trailer definitely has my attention. It gets released in the US on November 3rd 2017.
Before that release we'll also see Spiderman: Homecoming and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, the latter of which I'm very excited to see.
The sequel, directed by James Gunn, stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel. It also includes other appearances from Kurt Russell and Glenn Close.
It follows the gang's adventures to discover the true parentage of Peter Quill.
Guardians of the Galaxy was released in 2013 and became a critical and commercial smash, grossing $773.3 million worldwide and securing a 91 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
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