Were you bumped out that The Hulk and Thor didn’t get to join the rest of the Avengers in “Captain America: Civil War“? Fret not, cause the duo is set to team up on a cosmic buddy adventure in the 3rd instalment of Thor’s trilogy, “Thor: Ragnarok”.
New details about “Thor: Ragnarok” now reveal that it’ll include some aspects from the much-hyped Planet Hulk storyline from the comic books. The last time we saw Hulk in “Avengers: Age of Ultron”, the Green Goliath was flying off in a Quinjet by himself.
According to an insider from JoBlo, the movie “will definitely have the Planet Hulk element in it, operating as a kind of mash-up with the Ragnarok story. How Thor ends up on the planet in question is unclear, but he will definitely be involved in some gladiatorial games run by none other than Jeff Goldblum’s Grandmaster”.
To quote Rob Keyes, The Grandmaster, one of the Elders of the Universe, is as old as time itself and finds amusement in organising tournaments and pitting together creatures he finds interesting. He may have plucked Hulk out of the Quinjet for his own games.
Although it wasn’t revealed how the God of Thunder ends up on the planet, Adam Holmes suggests that the culprit here is the villainous Hela. When the Goddess of Death destroys Thor’s hammer, Mjolnir, and banish him from Asgard, perhaps this planet is where the Odinson will be sent.
Powerless, Thor would be forced to take part in one of The Grandmaster’s deadly battles. The common consensus is that Hulk will eventually rush in save the Asgardian. But before that, Hulk will be rocking his classic one-shoulder armour as seen in the “Planet Hulk/ World War Hulk” comics.
As explained by CinemaBlend, “The Planet Hulk” storyline was originally published from 2006 to 2007, and followed Hulk conquering the planet Sakaar after he was banished from Earth by the Marvel Illuminati group for being too dangerous. It subsequently led to Hulk coming back to our world for vengeance in “World War Hulk”.
But that’s not all, JoBlo added that the God of Thunder will also be getting a makeover of sorts. Thor will reportedly cut off his golden locks for a portion of the film. Can you imagine Chris Hemsworth rocking a shaved head? We can’t either.
As for Tessa Thompson’s character Valkyrie, she won’t be sporting a blonde hairdo like the Norse shield maiden in the comics. Instead, she will be decked out with “war paint on her face, much like a Native American warrior.”
Last but not least, Thor could be finding one of the last Infinity Stones because he needs “the ultimate weapon to stop Ragnarok and reset the universe.” This would cleverly tie in with where we last saw the superhero, when he set off to figure out the mysteries surrounding the Infinity Stones.
To find out more on Marvel’s Phase 3 storyline, check out here.
“Thor: Ragnarok” will smash its way into theatres on 3rd November 2017.