‘Thor: Ragnarok’: Marvel Movie To Include Planet Hulk’s Sakaar

Director Taika Waititi has confirmed that next year's Thor: Ragnarok will be set partly on Sakaar, a key location from the Planet Hulk storyline.

Now that Captain America: Civil War and Doctor Strange have both been released in theaters, Marvel fans have started turning their attention towards the next batch of Marvel movies, including Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Spider-Man: Homecoming and the last 2017 Marvel Studios release, Thor: Ragnarok, directed by Taika Waititi.

We’ve seen footage from the first two movies, but not Ragnarok. We do know plenty of things about the God of Thunder’s next standalone movie, though, including that it will feature Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk and several elements from the Planet Hulk storyline, with key characters such as Miek set to make an appearance. Now, it’s been confirmed that an important location from the comic book storyline will be featured in the movie.

In a recent interview with Total Film, Waititi revealed that the movie will be set partly on Sakaar, which is where the titular character will reunite with the Green Goliath:

“Sakaar was just an insane, far-off, futuristic place which was the biggest shift for the film and these characters.”

In the comics, Sakaar is where Hulk ended up after being sent away from Earth by the Illuminati, as well as the home of the Red King’s gladiatorial arena. We got our first look at the Hulk’s gladiatorial armor back in San Diego Comic-Con this past July, so now the only thing that remains is for us to see him in action. Maybe in the first trailer?

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Thor: Ragnarok opens on November 3, 2017.

Source: Total Film

Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.