Between the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron and Thor: Ragnarok, the less-than-jolly green giant somehow got from Earth to the distant planet of Sakaar. Now, it’s been revealed how this long-distance journey actually happened, alongside where we’ll be seeing Thor himself.
ComicBook.com got to speak with Thor: Ragnarok production designer Dan Hennah during a set visit, and he revealed that a time-tested plot device is what took the incredible Hulk to the other side of the galaxy:
“Last time we saw Hulk, he was flying away in the Quinjet… Well, he hit one of those wormholes and he ends up here.”
The wormholes Hennah is referring to are something that were seen earlier by journalists during the set visit – massive objects found in deep space that lead to other points in space. We’ll see Hulk’s Quinjet intact at some point in the movie, according to Hennah. But what’s also interesting is that we’ll first be finding Thor in Muspelheim, one of the Nine Realms that we’ve not yet seen on film:
“Muspelheim is essentially a Dyson sphere which is an enormous structure around a star. The premise is this has been here for a long time, and it’s coated in the residue of a dying star and it’s drawing energy from a dying star. It’s populated by demons and dragons and all sorts of creatures. It has internal spaces which are vast.”
Given that this occurs before Thor’s hammer is shattered, this is presumably part of the character’s personal journey to find out more about the Infinity Stones – which, like what happened with Hulk, is a plot thread set up by his previous appearance in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Thor’s meeting with Doctor Strange also happens shortly after he makes his way out of Muspelheim, suggesting that his big brawl with Hulk happens in the second act of the film.
Thor: Ragnarok collides on November 3, 2017 with a cast that includes Chris Hemsworth as Thor Odinson, Mark Ruffalo as Doctor Bruce Banner (The Hulk), Tesssa Thompson as Valkyrie, Sir Anthony Hopkins as Odin Borson, Idris Elba as Heimdall, Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Stephen Strange, Karl Urban as Skurge, Jeff Goldblum as En Dwi Gast (The Grandmaster), Tom Hiddleston as Loki Laufeyson, Cate Blanchett as Hela, and Clancy Brown as Sutur.
5 Reasons We’re Excited For ‘Thor: Ragnarok’
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is out on home media and Spider-Man: Homecoming has been playing in theaters for a while now, so it’s time to look forward to the next Marvel movies, the first being Thor: Ragnarok.
The trailer for the film is incredible. The vibe, the action, the set-design, the soundtrack, every element of the trailer screams, “This is a different kind of Thor movie.”
And that’s exactly what we need. Thor: The Dark World was the most easily forgettable Marvel sequel, only distinguishable from the original for its use of fan-favorite villain Loki. Thor: Ragnarok looks poised to switch up the formula, seeming more like a fun intergalactic romp than a brooding space epic.
Judging from the trailer and other positive buzz, there’s plenty of cause to be excited for Thor: Ragnarok. Here are the 5 reasons why. Click next to get started!