'Thor: Ragnarok' Sees Thor With New Hair-do And Battling The Hulk

A bunch of new details from Marvel Studios' upcoming feature film Thor: Ragnarok has been released thanks to Entertainment Weekly revealing their new cover which has the film at its foreground.

Up until now we have seen Thor have golden locks on his head, a staple of his, but all that'll change in Ragnarok as the locks will be cut off. “It was nice not to have to sit in the makeup chair for that hour each morning,” Chris Hemsworth said. “It felt like a rebirth for me as the actor but also as the character.”

Not only will Thor get a new look it seems that the character's film franchise will change too. “I have a belief that if you’re lucky enough to get to part 3 of a franchise, it is your obligation not to fall to threequel-itis,” Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige explained.

Ragnarok will see the Norse character battle a new villain in Cate Blanchett's Hela and will have to fight his Earthling friend the Hulk, played by Mark Ruffalo, as the two find themselves on the barren planet of Sakaar. With Hela, her accidental release from her prison, makes her a character not to be messed with. “She’s been locked away for millennia getting more and more cross, and then, with a mistake, she gets unleashed and she ain’t getting back in that box,” says Blanchett.

For the role Blanchett worked with legendary stuntwoman Zoë Bell (Grindhouse) and learned the Brazilian martial art capoeira. Hela's ploys against Thor places him on Sakaar, where he becomes a not so special someone and has to become a gladiator. “[Sakaar is] basically where every wormhole across the universe dumps out its trash, so you get people from all walks of life with all sorts of incredible abilities and powers,” Hemsworth explained. “No one cares what prince or king Thor may have been in another world. Also, his strength is pretty easily matched with those he finds himself amongst.” Thor finds out that Hulk is the most successful gladiator fighter on the planet.

While the film shares its title with an apocalyptic-size event in Norse mythology, it appears that won't be all doom and gloom thanks to its director, Taika Waititi. “Taika has such a quirky, left-of-field sense of humor, which forced all the characters and the tone of the whole story to head in a new direction,” said Hemsworth. “Each day we were like, ‘Are we pushing it too far? Are we allowed to have this much fun?’”

The question now is whether or not the Marvel Studios fans are up for the shift in tone. “I think sometimes people mistake a tonal shift as ‘We’re just going to make some ridiculous broad comedy where no one gives a s— what happens and everyone gets stoned and sits around talking about saving the universe,’ ” Waititi said. “We want people to care what happens and care that the hero succeeds. I think tonally it’s like a slight shift. I don’t feel nervous — I feel good about it.”

The cover seen below shows off Hela, Thor with his new hair-do, and Tessa Thompson's Valkyrie


Check out new stills courtesy of EW from the film:










Ragnarok stars Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Idris Elba as Heimdall, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/The Hulk, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Anthony Hopkins as Odin, with Cate Blanchett as Hela, Jeff Goldblum as Grandmaster, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, and Karl Urban as Skurge.

Thor: Ragnarok, the third installment of Marvel’s popular Norse Super Hero, is directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Taika Waititi (“Two Cars, One Night,” “What We Do in the Shadows,” “Hunt for the Wilderpeople”).  Kevin Feige will produce the film, joined by executive producers Louis D’Esposito, Brad Winderbaum, Victoria Alonso, Thomas M. Hammel and Stan Lee. Also the film's composer is Mark Mothersbaugh.

The film will release 27th October 2017 in Ireland and the UK and on the 3rd of November of 2017 in the USA.

Source: EW - EW
(Updated with film stills)

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