Following the first look at the characters, Marvel‘s upcoming American superhero film, Thor: Ragnarok plot has been detailed.
Here’s the rundown of the plot (via EW):
When we last saw Thor, he was flying off to figure out who was manipulating the Avengers at the end of Age of Ultron. Eventually, he hears rumblings of trouble in Asgard: His evil brother, Loki (Tom Hiddleston), has been impersonating their missing father, Odin (Anthony Hopkins).
Loki’s rather lax governing leads to the reemergence of an imprisoned Hela (Cate Blanchett). Thor’s initial encounter with Hela gets him blasted to Sakaar, a barbaric planet ruled by the charming but nefarious Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum). Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), a tough, hard-drinking warrior hiding out on Sakaar brings the god to the Grandmaster.
“Thor is a bit of a fanboy for the Valkyrie, the elite women warriors,” said Hemsworth.
Thor is then forced into becoming a gladiator, which leads to his haircut and the loss of his trusty hammer.
Mark Ruffalo talks about the green monster, “He’s much more of a character than the green rage machine you’ve seen in the Avengers movies. He’s got a swagger. He’s like a god.”
When Thor and Hulk reunite, the film sort off turns into a road trip with Taika Waititi drawing inspiration from movies: 48 Hrs., Withnail and I and Planes, Trains and Automobiles.
In Ragnarok, the directed wanted to show off Hemsworth’s comedic abilities, which was recently showcased his recent movies, Vacation and Ghostbusters, “He’s so good and underutilized in that department, he’s legitimately one of the funniest things in this film.”
The only time the film will feature earth is when Loki and Thor go on their hunt to find their father and the king of Asgard, Odin.
Thor’s third installment will set up Avengers: Infinity War and the director stresses that the movie will reinvent the franchise, “A lot of what we’re doing with the film is, in a way, kind of dismantling and destroying the old idea and rebuilding it in a new way that’s fresh.
Everyone’s got a slightly new take on their characters, so in that way, it feels like [this is] the first Thor. Just with a little less hair.”
Thor: Ragnarok features the return of Chris Hemsworth as crown prince of Asgard & God of Thunder, Thor with Tom Hiddleston as Thor’s adoptive brother, Loki; Idris Elba as the Asgardian sentry of the Bifröst Bridge, Heimdall and Sir Anthony Hopkins as king of Asgard, father of Thor, and adoptive father of Loki, Odin.
New cast features Cate Blanchett as the mysterious and powerful new villain Hela, Jeff Goldblum as the eccentric Grandmaster, Tessa Thompson as classic hero Valkyrie, Karl Urban as Skurge and Mark Ruffalo reprising his role of Bruce Banner/the Hulk, Benedict Cumberbatch as Stephen Strange.
Kevin Feige will produce the film, joined by executive producers Louis D’Esposito, Brad Winderbaum, Victoria Alonso, Thomas M. Hammel and Stan Lee.
Thor: Ragnarok is set for November 3, 2017 release.