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Thor: Ragnarok hits cinemas in October across the UK, and November in the USA and it looks to be the biggest one yet. Marvel are looking to shakes things up quite a bit here, after the slight disappointment of Thor: The Dark World.
And those things have been shaken up with an inspired director choice in Taika Waititi, a vivid new look, great cast additions and a slant towards comedy, similar to the successes of the two Guardians of the Galaxy films.
Chris Hemsworth is unsurprisingly back in the main role as Thor for the fifth time, though without his massive hammer and Mark Ruffalo pops up smashing around in his Hulk character in his fourth gig in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, that’s if you include his cameo in the third Iron Man of course…
Brit Tom Hiddleston is back as Loki (who makes these films fly in my opinion) and the mighty Sir Anthony Hopkins returns as the mighty Odin. The character of Thor appears in fun to play online casino games featuring all your favourite Marvel heroes. The game of this theme was first released on PS3, Nintendo consoles, Nintendo Wii and Xbox360 back in 2011 under the name: Thor: God of Thunder. In recent years, there’s VR game named: Wrath of Loki.
Some of the choices for the new characters are where this film is lifted above others. Cate Blanchett is in as a new villain named Hela, and judging by the trailer it looks like she has had a lot of fun with this film. Star Trek’s Karl Urban kicks in as Skurge, and the mighty Jeff Goldblum appears as the eccentric Grandmaster – who oversees the gladiatorial tournament where Thor looks to battle Hulk.
This is Jeff Goldblum’s first proper entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he did feature in that fun dancing credit sequence from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, and he is the brother of Benicio Del Toro’s Collector from the first volume.
The director himself, Taika Waititi has cast himself as the character Korg. Taika Waititi is perhaps best known for his great New Zealand films like Eagle Vs Shark and What We Do In The Shadows.
He’s going to provide a much lighter tone to the proceedings than we’ve previously seen in most Marvel films. We need it.
If you haven’t seen his film, Hunt For The Wilderpeople please do, it’s wonderful.