Due to some complicated rights issues, it remains unlikely that we’ll see everyone’s favorite angry green smashing machine in another solo movie anytime soon. But Mark Ruffalo and Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige have apparently cooked up a plan that will allow the Hulk (and his puny alter ego Bruce Banner) to have his very own film trilogy of sorts. Think of it as a film-within-a-film trilogy.
Casting Cate Blanchett in just about anything makes it worth watching, but when you put her in the helm of the baddest lady in Asgard, all. Bets. Are. Off. To make her casting even more exciting, Hasbro is releasing an action figure based on the Marvel Cinematic Universe incarnation of Hela to flesh out the Thor: Ragnarok action figure wave. Along with Thor, Vakyrie, Loki, and a few comic-inspired figures, you'll be able to build your very own Gladiator Hulk. With this line, the hits just keep coming.
The word of comics and the world of professional wrestling have one big thing in common: nothing is better than seeing two of your favorite characters duke it out in a highly anticipated battle royale. The MCU is no different: it’s exciting to think about our favorites finally getting the chance to team up, but what if they fight each other instead? Batman v. Superman was a little anticlimactic in that regard, but Captain America: Civil War really made it difficult to choose sides when half of the Avengers turned against the other half. Vin Diesel seems to think another battle between two very large team members might happen onscreen: Groot vs. Hulk.
There are several reasons to be stoked about Thor: Ragnarok, including — but not limited to — Taika Waititi, Cate Blanchett, Planet Hulk, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson and that rad retro logo design. A new image, purported to be leaked promo art for the Thor sequel, has been making the rounds on social media today, and although its legitimacy is slightly questionable, there’s absolutely no doubt that A. it’s totally in keeping with the retro aesthetic of the Ragnarok logo and B. it looks badass.