We're still over a year and three more Marvel movies away from Thor: Ragnarok (opens in new tab), and while we don't know much about the Asgardian's return to cinema screens the recently confirmed cast (opens in new tab) along with the potential inclusion of the popular Planet Hulk storyline (opens in new tab) already has me excited. Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston will of course be back as brothers Thor and Loki respectively, and while at Wizard World (via ComicBook.com (opens in new tab)) the actors talked up the third Thor outing:
"I think tonally it’s a big shift in a great way, more than anything we’ve seen before", Hemsworth teased. "Taika Waititi, the director, if you know any of his work, he’s just an incredible sort of comedic talent a lot of heart in everything he does. It’s a very different Thor, it’s a different Loki; we go off on another world that we haven’t experienced before".
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Thor: The Dark World and Avengers: Age of Ultron left some MCU characters in interesting places; specifically, Loki now sits on Asgard's throne - what happened to Odin? - and after seeing him disappear in a Quinjet, the whereabouts of Hulk are unknown.
I'm intrigued to see how Thor: Ragnarok will pick up and continue these threads, if for nothing else than to see what happens when Hulk and Loki cross paths again. As Hiddleston noted, "the last time Loki and Hulk were in the same room didn’t go very well for Loki. So, he’s got a few chips on his shoulder, but it’s fun, you’ll see".
Directed by Taika Waititi and starring Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Jaimie Alexander, Tessa Thompson, Jeff Goldblum, Cate Blanchett, Karl Urban, and Mark Ruffalo, Thor: Ragnarok will be released in UK cinemas on October 27, 2017 before opening in US theatres on November 3, 2017.