Over the past week Thor: Ragnorak’s first teaser trailer was unleashed into the world. With a bit of Led Zeppelin blaring throughout, Thor is shown to be pretty up against it in this upcoming instalment of the Avengers franchise.

First seen suspended in mid-air, dangling from a chain, initial impressions are that the God of Thunder does not have the upper hand. A brief narrative from the man himself sets the typical Marvel tone; sarcastic, arrogant and amusingly laid back. “How did this happen?” Thor wonders…. ‘This’ being him getting his backside handed to him by a fairly formidable looking Hela, the Asgardian goddess of death, played by Cate Blanchett.

Hela has been confirmed to be the central antagonist in Thor: Ragnorak, not Hulk. With the two Avengers squaring off at the close of the trailer, it appears as though the two colleagues will have an epic fight scene, but it is Blanchett who will figure as the main threat. And quite a threat it may be as well, as she is shown countering the strength of Thor’s hammer with unnerving ease.

Asgard, the home of the Norse Gods, is not looking like a very nice place to be as Hela seeks to reap havoc on the city. She looks like she’ll take a bit of beating, but who will be the one to stop her? Of course Thor himself will play a part, though it’ll be interesting to see what role Loki will have, as Tom Hiddleston’s character tosses a couple of knives in his hands, it’s unclear as to whether he’s a goodie or a baddie.

Idris Elba will return as Heimdall and joins a cast with Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson and Karl Urban. An exciting cast, one with a lot of talent, but the one most to look forward to is perhaps that of Cate Blanchett. An Oscar winner in 2014, she always offers something in whatever role she appears in.

What was definitely the most exciting part of the trailer was the show-down between Thor and the Hulk. Hemsworth said that he and Ruffalo hadn’t acted together much in the other Marvel pictures so he was looking forward to doing some fight scenes with him. The battle won’t be too life-threatening to either Avenger judging by Thor’s delight to see his old friend, but you can put money on Marvel coming up with something spectacular when the two lock horns.

Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 and Spider-Man: Homecoming are yet to come before Thor: Ragnorak so there’s a bit of a wait. However, a fight between Thor and the Hulk is always something to look forward to.

Thor: Ragnorak is set for release October 27th 2017.

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