‘Thor: Ragnarok’ TV Spot: Thor Assembles a New Team
Following yesterday’s debut of eight new (and totally rad) character posters, Marvel has unleashed a new sneak peek at Thor: Ragnarok. The special look at the sequel premiered during last night’s NFL season opener, and somewhat appropriately opens with Jeff Goldblum’s Grandmaster touting the “main event” — which is, of course, the gladiator-style battle between Thor and his work friend, Hulk. Oh, and also there’s a giant wolf?!
We’ll have to wait until Ragnarok hits theaters to see how that fight goes down, but until then, this new sneak peek is pretty awesome. Although it does feature a good amount of previously seen footage, there’s a fantastic bit near the end where Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) asks Thor (Chris Hemsworth) what he plans on calling this new team of heroes he’s assembled. “The Revengers,” he says before realizing how dumb it sounds.
Thor: Ragnarok continues to look like the superhero event of the fall — and according to the results of a recent Fandango poll, audiences are more excited for the next installment in the MCU than they are for Justice League. Looking at this TV spot, you can kind of see why.
Imprisoned on the other side of the universe, the mighty Thor finds himself in a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against the Hulk, his former ally and fellow Avenger. Thor's quest for survival leads him in a race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home world and the Asgardian civilization.
Directed by Taika Waititi, the sequel also stars Mark Ruffalo, Cate Blanchett, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba and Anthony Hopkins. Thor: Ragnarok hits theaters on November 3.