Thor Ragnarok - Bruce Banner

We can’t just ignore Bruce Banner cheering and fist-pumping into the air as he flies this ship through Sakaar. This has to be during their escape from Sakaar since the ship ends up being taken to Asgard later in the movie to battle Hela and her minions.

Thor Ragnarok - Chris Hemsworth as Thor

Before we get to that, here’s the mandatory shot of Chris Hemsworth with his shirt off for everyone to ogle. It’s probably a rule that Marvel has for every Thor movie, and I’m sure everyone out there who thinks Hemsworth is a dreamboat is happy to have it.

Thor Ragnarok - Cate Blanchett as Hela

Here’s Hela on Asgard on the rainbow bridge. She throws her hands forward in this quick shot, though it’s not clear if it’s because she’s using some kind of power she has or to summon those minions we see fighting throughout the end of this trailer.

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Speaking of which, here they are, presumably running towards our heroes. They have a skull for a head and green glowing eyes. Surely they will not pose much of a threat, but our superheroes need henchman to beat up so fans can see them fight in cool ways.

Thor Ragnarok - Idris Elba as Heimdall

Then a shot of Heimdall is thrown in there, looking nothing like he usually does. This sequence is one of the most perplexing because I’m not sure if Heimdall is dressed like this because he’s been away from Asgard for awhile, perhaps banished by Loki, or if this is some flashback before he became the gatekeeper of the Bifrost Bridge. The latter sticks out to me if only because that character on the left looks like it could be a young version of Fandral, one of the Warriors Three, who was played by Zachary Levi in Thor: The Dark World.

Thor Ragnarok - Cate Blanchett as Hela

Again, every single shot of Cate Blanchett in this trailer is magnificent. Here’s one of her stopping an attack from Thor with a staff. Her gauntlets have caught the staff and send sparks flying around her. There are a few quick fights of their battle, which should be an exciting one.

Thor Ragnarok - Loki

Here’s where we get more of a hint about what Hela might be doing with the Bifrost Bridge. That’s Loki flying through the Bifrost, and it appears Thor is just above him, his red cape visible with a silhouette. But what’s Loki looking at behind them?

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It’s Hela, flying through the Bifrost right behind them. As she flies towards them, she throws a sword their way.

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Then it looks like she knocks Loki out of the Bifrost completely, presumably heading towards Thor next. My guess is that this is how Thor and Loki end up on Sakaar. More than likely, after Hela destroys Mjolnir, Thor has now way of easily flying back to Asgard. My bet is that Loki tries to find Thor to tell him what’s happening back on Asgard, Hela follows, breaks the hammer, and that leaves Thor and Loki to seek out Doctor Strange to help them get back to Asgard. But Hela finds out about their plan and knocks them out of the Bifrost and down into Sakaar, albeit separated on the planet.

Thor Ragnarok - Cate Blanchett as Hela

At some point during the fight between Hela and Thor, she gets the upper hand. I really hope that Cate Blanchett has been given a memorable foe who continues to fix the problems Marvel has had with their villains for years.

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During a quick montage of shots we get this one of Loki fighting in the same setting where we saw Korg earlier.

Thor Ragnarok - Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie

Followed by a shot of Valkyrie looking pissed as she aims to strike down what appears to be Hela from that flashback sequence earlier. She’s wearing the armor we’ll see her throw on again for the final battle.

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It appears that during the battle Hela will bust out her signature move again, because she spins around quickly, sending a barrage of blades at Valkyrie and our heroes.

Thor Ragnarok - Hulk, Thor, Valkyrie and Loki

Before all that happens though, our heroes have to stand at the opposing side of our villain. Here they are on the rainbow bridge ready to take on Hela.

Thor Ragnarok - Hulk, Thor, Valkyrie and Loki

And there’s Hela with Asgard behind her, ready to take on all our heroes. There’s a chance this may be after they’ve dispatched with all her minions and Fenris Wolf, but it could also be before then. Either way, she taunts Thor by asking him what he’s the god of again.

Thor Ragnarok - Chris Hemsworth as Thor

We’re reminded as lightning strikes on Asgard that Thor is the god of thunder, which always comes with lightning, and this is the first time in awhile we’ve seen Thor electrified so significantly to the point that his eyes are glowing.

Thor Ragnarok - Thor and Hulk

After we cut to the title, a moment of levity and a reveal comes in the form of Hulk having an actual conversation with Thor about how they’re similar and how they’re different. It’s a shame that Hulk will turn back into Banner at some point because this back and forth between Hulk and Thor is pretty entertaining.

Thor Ragnarok - Hulk vs Surtur

Oh, and before you go, if Fenris Wolf and Hela’s minions weren’t trouble enough for Thor and our heroes, it seems like Hela has one more trick up her sleeve. Because here’s the fire demon Surtur getting ready to tangle with Hulk in the final shot of the trailer.


That’s all for the Thor: Ragnarok trailer breakdown. This actually revealed even more than we first realized. Plenty of details became clearer once we watched the trailer a few times and got a closer look at some of the shots. There are still some gaps to fill, and there are plenty of guesses we made here which not be entirely accurate, but we’ll find out how right we are when Thor: Ragnarok arrives on November 3, 2017.

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