A newly released piece of concept art from Thor: Ragnarok reveals the entire roster for the Contest of Champions.
Thor: Ragnarok was a film that was notable for many reasons, containing several new twists and spins on the character and his world which kept the film feeling fresh. This included stripping Thor of his hammer and stranding him on an alien world where he was forced to fight in a contest with and alongside several other species of aliens. This included Krog, voiced by director Taika Waititi and the bug alien Miek who both found their ways into Avengers: Endgame. However, the Contest of Champions had many aliens in its roster.
In a recent post, Thor: Ragnarok visual development supervisor Andy Park revealed a number of different aliens that he and the people who worked under him designed. According to Park, they were asked to design a ton of aliens but only a few made it into the film. Yesterday, he revealed a look at the entire roster for the 2017 film. You can see the full image below:
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Definitely one of the most fun times I’ve had leading the Vis Dev department at Marvel Studios was working on Thor: Ragnarok! We were asked to design a TON of alien gladiators for the Grandmaster’s Contest of Champions. These were the approved design picks by @taikawaititi . I had the most amazing team of artists that made me so proud to go to every meeting to show what they came up with every week. Check the tags to see who designed that particular character. #thor #thorragnarok #gladiators #contestofchampions #conceptart #characterdesign #illustration #marvel #marvelstudios #chrishemsworth #anotherday #anotherdoug (clarification: 2nd page designs were all @kortizart , all other untagged, including Korg & Meik are done by Tully Summers- he’s not on Instagram) One other note: Thor’s gladiator look was a collaboration between myself & costume designer @mayesrubeo
What do you all make of this image? Did you like the alien variety that appeared in Thor: Ragnarok? Would you liked to have seen even more bizarre alines for the Contest of Champions? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Directed by Taika Waititi, the film stars Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo and Anthony Hopkins.
Thor: Ragnarok is now available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD. The sequel, Thor: Love and Thunder is set to be released on February 11th of 2022. Stay tuned for all the latest news surrounding Thor’s upcoming film and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more great video content!