Thor: Ragnarok takes the cover of the next issue of Entertainment Weekly, giving fans their first look at Hela, Valkyrie, and Thor’s drastically different new look. The most drastic change to Thor’s look is the cropping of Thor’s long, golden locks.
“It was nice not to have to sit in the makeup chair for that hour each morning,” Chris Hemsworth says. “It felt like a rebirth for me as the actor but also as the character.”
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige says that Thor: Ragnarok be about shaking things up in more ways than just giving Thor a haircut. “I have a belief that if you’re lucky enough to get to part 3 of a franchise, it is your obligation not to fall to threequel-itis.”
Tessa Thompson plays Valkyrie, another Asgardian, and Cate Blanchett plays Hela, an ancient villain freed from her prison. “She’s been locked away for millennia getting more and more cross, and then, with a mistake, she gets unleashed and she ain’t getting back in that box,” says Blanchett.
Hela sends Thor to Sakaar, the planet featured in the Planet Hulk comic book story. “[Sakaar is] basically where every wormhole across the universe dumps out its trash, so you get people from all walks of life with all sorts of incredible abilities and powers,” Hemsworth explains. “No one cares what prince or king Thor may have been in another world. Also, his strength is pretty easily matched with those he finds himself amongst.”
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In Thor: Ragnarok, imprisoned on the other side of the universe, the mighty Thor finds himself in a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against the Hulk, his former ally and fellow Avenger. Thor’s quest for survival leads him in a race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home world and the Asgardian civilization.
Thor: Ragnarok is directed by Taika Waititi with a screenplay by Eric Pearson, and stars Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo and Anthony Hopkins.
Thor: Ragnarok opens in theaters Nov. 3, 2017.