The newly released International Trailer for Thor: Ragnarok is a whole new level in building excitement for this highly anticipated release in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) franchise.
In fact, the first trailer has achieved the status of being the most successful Marvel trailer in the franchises history.
The new trailer features Led Zeppelin’s Immigrant Song again. This is perfect fit for a tale of Asgardian warriors with its lyrics that reference Norse mythology, as well as mentioning war-making and Valhalla.
The new trailer opens on Hela, the Goddess of Death, played by Cate Blanchett, wreaking havoc upon Asgard, complete with a knife flipping Loki, reprised by Tom Hiddleston, and proclaiming “Asgard is Dead”
We again see the rapid shots of her battle with Thor (Chris Hemsworth), only this time Mjolnir is destroyed. We see Thor being flung to the some far off corner of the nine realms.
As we now know, he is pitted in battle against The Hulk. There is still not a lot known on how Hulk came to be fighting for The Grandmaster, played by Jeff Goldblum.
The film is directed by Taika Waititi. The first trailer gave us what we were expecting from the New Zealand based director, who is renowned for his films What We Do In The Shadows and Hunt For The Wilderpeople, and that’s comedy.
There is no doubt this will be filled with some great laughs, sitting nicely with the latest release of Guardians of The Galaxy Vol 2. If you have seen any of Waititi’s work, then you know it will also be balanced nicely with action and some gripping moments.
It’s also no secret that Waititi appears in the film, which he does in all his other work. He has cast himself as the “most lovable character in the film”, rock-like alien Korg in the movie.
Thor: Ragnarok sets the stage for Avengers: Infinity War. This will work on the long arcing MCU storyline about the Infinity Stones. Filming on Infinity Wars has begun in the UK. Unofficial reports have cast from Guardians as well as Tom Hiddleston’s Loki on the set.
Interesting that Loki makes an appearance as in all the usual known mythology, Loki dies as a result of Ragnarok. We’ve been momentarily fooled by that trick before.
Thor: Ragnarok will be released in cinemas on October 27th in the UK and Australia,and November 3rd in the US.