This is the Thor we’ve been waiting for.
If you can recall, it was previously reported that Thor may indeed receive a sweet new haircut in the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok. As it so happens, with the recent batch of images released by Entertainment Weekly, those rumors have seemingly been confirmed:
While the loss of his luscious locks has me lamenting, I do have to admit that Thor looks like a bad ass in this gladiator gear. Maybe Thor is forced to shave his head once he enters the Grandmaster’s arena to presumably fight gladiator Hulk? Mjolnir, Thor’s trusty hammer, also appears to be absent, replaced by two swords and a shield. This is all speculative, but I wonder if the same event that leads to Thor getting drafted in a gladiator arena also causes him to become unworthy?
Speaking of the Grandmaster, we also were treated to our first look at Jeff Goldblum’s character, and he looks as ridiculously awesome as one could have imagined:
When Jeff Goldblum was announced as playing the Grandmaster, brother to the Guardians of the Galaxy’s Collector, this is pretty much what I imagined in my head. They nailed it. Let’s take a moment to bask in this images excellence.
Alright, as if those two images weren’t enough, we also received our first look at Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie and Cate Blanchett’s Hela, as well as a glimpse at the return of Bruce Banner and Loki to the MCU. We’re seriously becoming spoiled.
Check ’em out:
Those costumes! Those colors! Taika Waititi directing in a suit! There’s so much to gush over here and I’m loving just about everything I’m seeing. Thompson’s Valkyrie looks like she is going to be a bad ass, I particularly love the shot of her hanging out in a seedy space bar. It’s almost Guardians-esque. Loki is looking quite regal in what I can only assume is his reign of Asgard, and Cate Blanchett appearing delightfully sinister as Hela. The embrace between Thor and Banner is quite sweet as hell.
Also, can I mention the colors again? Because damn, these photos cover the entire rainbow spectrum. Most of all, the photos looks different. Thor: Ragnarok, visually, looks different from any other film we’ve seen so far in the MCU. It’s not much to go off of, but I’m already loving Taika Waititi’s vision for the world of Thor. I can’t wait to experience it in all of its glory.
Thor: Ragnarok flies into theaters November 3rd. You going?