This ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Promo Art May or May Not Be Legit, But It’s Definitely Awesome
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.
The image originates at the Superhero Thailand Twitter and Facebook pages, with no real explanation of where it came from — it’s allegedly a piece of leaked promo art, not concept art, a distinction that’s important to note as this clearly looks nothing like the concept art we have seen for Ragnarok. That art has a darker style, but this is vibrant as all get out:
I’ve done some hefty Google searching and can’t find any other origin for this image, nor can I make out what appears to be the artist’s signature in the bottom righthand corner — so either this is legit leaked promo art or the work of a maniacal genius. Either way, there’s no denying that it looks awesome: Thor in a helmet, which he’s barely worn during his time in the MCU, and Hulk in his Planet Hulk gear, complete with a pretty cool mohawk. Thor wielding swords is also in keeping with the rumors that the mighty Asgardian hero will be without Mjolnir for most of the film (Cate Blanchett’s villainous Hela reportedly has something to do with that).
Until we receive official confirmation from Marvel, I’m regarding this image with some healthy skepticism — while still acknowledging that it really does look badass.
Thor: Ragnarok hits theaters on November 3, 2017.