Disney sent out a packet of information on their 2017 line-up to press today, and buried inside was a brand-new synopsis for Thor: Ragnarok, along with a new first look photo. The upcoming film is the third solo movie for the God of Thunder, and will feature the Incredible Hulk and Doctor Strange in some capacity. Well, the new synopsis reveals Hulk’s role in the film.
Not only will Hulk be fighting in a gladiator arena a la the Marvel Comics story “Planet Hulk,” it sounds like his opponent will be Thor himself. The synopsis reads:
“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 gladatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger – the Incredible Hulk!
“Thor: Ragnarok is directed by Taika Waititi and returns Chris Hemsworth starring as Thor and Tom Hiddleston reprising his role as Loki. They are joined by Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson and Karl Urban, with Mark Ruffalo and Anthony Hopkins.”
That’s also the first time they’ve really used the “Ragnarok” terminology, explaining that it’s the Norse armaggedon myth.
And so, in November 2017, the recent tradition of hero fighting hero will continue. Thor vs. Hulk, with the fate of Asgard in the balance sounds like a lot of fun for fans who enjoyed seeing them clash in the first Avengers film.
Hulk vs Thor