During the ever-epic Marvel Studios Hall H panel, footage was revealed detailing just what Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Bruce Banner aka Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) have been up to since they bailed on us at the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron. Well, it seems while their comrades were busy duking it out against each other at airports and in Siberia, Thor and Banner really didn’t have a whole lot going on.
Oh my god. Thor having moved in with an average guy. It's Thor doing everyday things. SUPER silly and wonderful. #MarvelSDCC
— Ryan Penagos (@AgentM) July 24, 2016
According to Silas, who was live blogging the panel via ComingSoon.net and SuperheroHype (amazing job!), the hilarious mockumentary, in typical Taika Waititi style, began with Thor, apparently still on Midgard and living in New Zealand, has moved in with some random guy named Darryl. Later he’s with Banner (guess after he crashed the quinjet in the Pacific he swam to New Zealand) in a cafe. Banner can’t believe Thor hasn’t heard about the events of Civil War. Thor is clearly upset that Tony Stark hasn’t called then admits he doesn’t have a phone anyway. He directs Banner, “Tell him to send me a raven!”
Thor then gives a docu-tour of his room. On the door are runes that say “Keep Out, Darryl.” He’s also made a bed for Mjolnir as well as a poster, hanging on his wall, asking “What are Infinity Stones?” There is also a drawing, which he points to, of Thanos, whom he calls a “purple guy” who hates standing up.
Next Thor is reading to a class of children and showing them drawings of his fellow Avengers. A kid recognizes the Vision and Thor replies, “I’m actually surprised you knew who that was!”
The film then concluded with a sizzle reel of concept art and behind-the-scenes footage from the real Thor: Ragnarok, which just began filming earlier this month. Included were glimpses of Cate Blanchett’s Hela, scenes of Planet Hulk, Surtur (!) and what Silas described as “a massive wolf.” Fenrir, perhaps???
Last of all was more concept art featuring Thor and Hulk fighting in an arena. We can’t even begin to imagine what that kind of action sequence will be like to behold. It also sounds like a lot of attention that was unevenly given to Loki (Tom Hiddleston) in Thor: The Dark World may have been blessedly tempered this time around. Don’t get us wrong. We adore Loki, but the waste of Christopher Eccleston as Malekith was nigh unforgivable.
Guess we can’t wrap this up without mentioning the new, not necessarily improved, title art. A bit, erm, retro, perhaps? Not sure how this ties in with the Norse end-of-days and gods clashing and such, but Kiwi director Waititi is a wild card if nothing else. All will be revealed before we know it.
Thor: Ragnarok hits theaters November 3, 2017.
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