When Marvel hosted their super secret panel at San Diego Comic Con, one of the stunning new pieces we got to lay our unworthy mortal eyes upon was this incredible new poster for Thor: Ragnarok plus a fantastic and hilarious new trailer.
When Marvel host their panel at SDCC they don't tell you anything about it. You don't know if there'll be trailers, posters or even clips from the movies. They don't even tell you which movies are going to be talked about.
As expected, however, we had Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi and Ragnarok cast Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston and Jeff Goldblum. As you can imagine the panel was a very light hearted affair filled with jokes and fun. And, praise Odin, we were blessed with a brand new trailer. Have a look.
I was already excited for this movie but this trailer has just increased that excitement a thousand times. This is much more revealing than the first trailer as we get to see more of Ruffalo's Bruce Banner and not to mention some actual dialogue from Hulk that isn't "Puny God". We basically get to see more of everyone here, including MCU newcomer Valkyrie (Tess Thompson) who easily steals the trailer for the best scene of leading an armada of pegasus-mounted warrior against Hela (Cate Blanchett). And we have the trailer suitable overlayed on some brilliant 1980's riff which really drives home the aesthetic direction of this film. We even get a few glimpses of Karl Urban's Skurge, who we hope won't be relegated to a background character.
But if trailers aren't your thing and instead you're here for a bloody beautiful poster that will look fantastic framed and hanging in your living room, then you've come to the right place.
Phwoar. Now that, my friends, is a poster. Waititi is really hitting the nail on the head with Mjolnir with this 80s aesthetic. This is really throw a lot of people to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 earlier this year which was one of the most colourful movies Marvel have released to date. There may be some competition for that title now if these trailers and posters are anything to go by.
The panel would go on to reveal a couple of details about certain characters. This included revealing that Jeff Goldblum's Grandmaster is a truly ancient being, nearly as old as the Big Bang and is also the brother of The Collector (Benicio del Toro). We also learn that Loki's rule over Asgard as he pretends to be Odin has not gone particularly well. There was then a feature of a clip from the movie which has Thor interacting with the Grandmaster, but we're not going to talk about that here because, well, spoilers are a big no-no at Casual Critic.
Thor: Ragnarok will be hitting UK cinemas 27th October this year (3rd November USA) but we're insanely jealous of our French and Italian friends who get it 25th October. Why are they so special!?