Following the super cool Entertainment Weekly featuring out first look at this year's third chapter in the Thor franchise, Thor Ragnarok. We now have our first look official images of director Taika Waititi's unique and fresh take on the franchise and some interesting plot details about the film.
The film's villain central villain, Hela played by the great Cate Blanchett is confirmed to be "accidentally unleashed" from her prison:
"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," the actress explains before the site goes on to reveal that she's the one responsible for sending the God of Thunder to Sakaar.
"[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," Chris Hemsworth says of Thor's arrival on the gladiatorial planet ruled over by The Grandmaster where The Hulk has become known as Sakaar's top fighter. "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."
Talk then turned to the tone of the movie, and it sounds like Thor: Ragnarok is definitely going down the comedic route. "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," Hemsworth adds. "Each day we were like, ‘Are we pushing it too far? Are we allowed to have this much fun?’"
Check out the first official look at the Grandmaster played by the great Jeff Goldblum:
That's likely to worry some fans hoping for an epic Thor adventure, but director Taika Waititi was quick to point out that some laughs won't change the nature of the franchise too much. "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. 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."
While we knew this film was going to be different, we weren't quite ready for this awesome look and vibe we're getting from these comments and images from the film. We're now really, really excited for this one. What about you guys? Are you excited? Sound off in the comments section down below with your thoughts. As always, thanks for stopping by ECMOVIEGUYS!
Thor: Ragnarok is set to hit theaters on November 3rd, 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!