After the first trailer nearly broke the internet and definitely broke people’s expectations after the first two film’s in the Thor Franchise underwhelmed (for many), Marvel Studios has let its (many, many) other properties shine as of late including: Spider-Man: Homecoming, The Defenders, Black Panther and even Avengers: Infinity War. With San Diego Comic-Con underway and Thor: Ragnarok as the official next film to be released on Marvel’s slate, you knew it was only a matter of a day or two before we’d get to see more from Thor and his BFF in the Avengers, Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk. So, buckle-up buckaroo’s as here it is!
A quick run down shows confirmation that Hulk will return Banner’s body to Banner at some point, as Mark Ruffalo is shown multiple times in this trailer. Also shown, outside of Cate Blanchett’s Hela and Karl Urban’s Skourge, is a third baddie who looks too much like Fenris the wolf not to be Fenris the wolf. His story goes hand in hand with the story of Ragnarok in Norse Mythology, as he is the one who ends up killing Thor (or Odin, depending on which story you follow) and he was shown fighting the Hulk in what should go down as one of the more memorable fights in MCU history considering the apparent size of Fenris (he makes the Hulk look like Baby Groot).
Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie gets more shine in this trailer as well, shown on the Bi-Frost on multiple occasions, as part of the final force against Hela (next to Thor and Tom Hiddleston’s Loki as well). Outside of some bad-ass guns that both Thor and Loki are shown wielding at one point, Thor isn’t shown with his trusty hammer Mjolnir after Hela breaks it, perhaps confirming that he will have to find a new weapon for next year’s Avengers: Infinity War. However, perhaps the biggest takeaway from the trailer is the final image in which Thor appears with lightning coursing through his body, engulfing his eyes. While his “magic belt” was name dropped in Spider-Man: Homecoming by Happy Hogan, some believe that Thor may have an Infinity Stone on his side which may augment his power and give him a fighting chance against Hela. Considering the Tesseract was last seen on Asgard (and was also shown in the Avengers: Infinity War trailer) that very well could be. But either way, Ragnarok is stacking up to be the movie that Thor has always deserved and this trailer just further builds on the hype that was generated by the first trailer, which was actually the biggest trailer of all time at the time of its release in terms of clicks in the first 24 hours.