Now that we’ve crossed over the weird Bifrost that separated the hellish 2016 from 2017 and beyond, we finally have things to be happy about again, like the fact that Thor: Ragnarok is coming out this year.
The last God of Thunder instalment, Thor: The Dark World, left rather a lot to be desired for many fans. But we’ve been 100 percent on board with Ragnarok since 2015, when it was announced that the brilliant Taika Waititi (What We Do In The Shadows, Hunt For The Wilderpeople) would be helming it.
Join us in getting hyped all over again with this official plot synopsis from Marvel.com:
In Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok, Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok—the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization—at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger—the Incredible Hulk!
There’s also this cool behind the scenes set photo, which shows Taika Waititi being a Boss as he directs Chris Hemsworth as Thor.
Reach for the stars, Taika. You deserve them all.
Thor: Ragnarok also stars Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Anthony Hopkins and Mark Ruffalo. Kevin Feige is producing, with Louis D’Esposito, Brad Winderbaum, Victoria Alonso, Thomas M Hammel and Stan Lee serving as executive producers. Craig Kyle, Christopher Yost and Stephany Folsom wrote the story, while Eric Pearson wrote the screenplay.
Now let’s all watch the Team Thor video again, because it’s incredible.
Thor: Ragnarok is in cinemas from 27 October 2017. Get all the latest superhero movie news with every issue of SciFiNow.