In my professional opinion as a guy who complains about stuff, the Thor films are some of the least-interesting entries in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Despite the lunkhead charm of Chris Hemsworth’s Thor and the trickster charm of Tom Hiddleston’s Loki, the two Thor films have been a bit of a bust. In fact, after Thor: The Dark World, I figured I never really had to be interested in a Thor movie again. And then Marvel went ahead and hired What We Do In the Shadows director Taika Waititi to helm the new film, and added Cate Blanchett, Tessa Thompson and Jeff Goldblum to the cast. Damn you, Marvel — just when I thought I was out, you pull me back in. With so many talented people involved, Thor: Ragnarok might just surprise us all and turn out to be something special. The first trailer for the film has arrived today, which you can watch below. Thor: Ragnarok opens November 3, 2017.
In Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok,” Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok—the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization—at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger—the Incredible Hulk! “Thor: Ragnarok” thunders into U.S. theaters on November 3, 2017.