'Thor Ragnarok' Teaser, or: How I Spent My Summer Vacation -- IN NIFLHEIM

‘Thor Ragnarok’ Teaser, or: How I Spent My Summer Vacation — IN NIFLHEIM

By Jarrod Jones. You’d never think a Marvel Studios movie would kick off with a monologue that went, “Now I know what you’re thinking!” But then you actually think about Marvel Studios movies for three consecutive seconds, and then you decide, yeah, they could totally begin that way. Noooo problem. The only real question is why doesn’t it happen more often.

The first official teaser trailer for Thor: Ragnarok is here, and if you were in the mindset that the latest Thor would be the grimmest of the series, what with “Ragnarok” being in the title and all, well… these movies have only gotten sillier, in case you hadn’t noticed. (And by “silly”, I mean “awesome”, obviously.) This trailer, set to Led Zeppelins’ “Immigrant Song”, is pure, glorious mayhem in the mighty Marvel manner.

This effervescent teaser begins with Chris Hemsworth’s ludicrously game Thor getting his finely-sculpted ass handed to him by Hela, ruler of Hel and wearer of complicated headgear. (As played by Cate Blanchett, who looks amazing.) Within a mere two minutes the Death Queen decimates Asgard, crushes Mjolnir in her bare hands (which, !!!), and casts Thor into the nether regions of both Hel and space, where he gets snatched up by Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) in a manner one wouldn’t normally refer to as “polite”. Once the pecking order is established (re: Jeff Goldbum rules), Thor is tossed into a gladiator ring to fight against — and you knew this was coming — none other than The Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo).

We know each other — that’s my friend from work!” Hemsworth squeaks. These movies are adorable.

But seriously. I want footage of Mark Ruffalo’s screen capture sessions. I bet they were wild.

I’m more pumped about all the helmets going around than the Hulk, to be perfectly honest. I mean, check out Hela:

Cate Blanchett is Hela in Marvel Studios' 'Thor: Ragnarok'

Image: Marvel Studios

Oh, that’s nice.

‘Thor: Ragnarok’ will (Ragna)rock you like a hurricane on November 3.

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