Yesterday, fans were given their first official look at many of the colorful characters who will appear Thor: Ragnarok. In addition to unveiling images of new characters, fans were also given a glimpse at the title hero’s new hairstyle and his reunion with Bruce Banner, a.k.a. The Incredible Hulk. Of course, with new images come new questions and speculation. Now, Entertainment Weekly has released an interview with members of the Thor: Ragnarok cast and creative team that sheds new light on where audiences will find our heroes when the film hits theaters.
Hemsworth shed light on Thor’s connection to Valkyrie.
“Thor is a bit of a fanboy for the Valkyrie, the elite women warriors.”
EW writes that Thor’s arrival on Sakaar will lead to his new hairstyle and the loss of his signature weapon.
Thor is then forced into becoming a gladiator, which leads to his haircut and the loss of his trusty hammer
Ruffalo explained that the Hulk will be a little more sophisticated than previously depicted.
“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.”
Director Taika Waititi discussed how Thor: Ragnarok will be reminiscent of a road-trip film once the God of Thunder reunites with Banner and how he wanted to showcase Chris Hemsworth’s comedic talents.
“He’s so good and underutilized in that department. He’s legitimately one of the funniest things in this film.”
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige shed light on how Benedict Cumberbatch’s appearance as Doctor Strange will mark the film’s sole venture onto earth.
“There’s not a whole lot that takes place on Earth in this film, and that’s one of the things that does.”
Waititi discussed the film will reinvent the Thor solo film series.
“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.”
The Thor films have arguably been the least acclaimed of the Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise, but director Taika Waititi’s involement and the promise of a new tone for the series has certainly renewed interest in the God of Thunder’s next solo adventure.
Thor: Ragnarok will be released in theaters on November 3, 2017.
Source: Entertainment Weekly