While we wait for a trailer for Thor: Ragnarok, the third installment in the Thor movies, Marvel has released concept art to keep our interest alive.
On the first piece we can see Hela, the Asgardian Goddess of death, which will be played by Cate Blanchett. As time passes in the MCU, we have been able to see more and more costumes that are very faithful to the ones used by the characters in the comics, and this movie will not be an exception. Hela’s costume is almost identical to the one in the comics. This of course is a painting, but I am guessing that when we see the trailer it will not vary much. It is also very exciting for me to see that Loki and Thor will be working together against Hela in this movie (for how long? who knows.)
I am a big fan of the original Thor movie, and while I don’t like at all the second movie, my favorite part of both of these is the interactions between Thor and Loki, so it is great to see them both together.
As for the second image, we can see something that I have been wanting to see Marvel do in one of their movies, since I first found out a Hulk movie was being made. What I am talking about is: Planet Hulk. Knowing that we will be able to see Hulk in the gladiator armor is incredibly exciting. Maybe the Hulk will even have full intellectual control, which would make it even better. So here’s hoping.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been building up to the fight against Thanos almost since the first Iron Man movie. That has been part of their plan almost since the beginning. Every piece was set up to be built upon, just as we can see in Civil War, where the Avengers were weakened by forcing them to split. So it makes you think on the part that each character will play in the future films.
This is speculation, but could be spoilery, so I thought I mention it before continuing.
In the comic books the whole reason Thanos goes around collecting the infinity gems (stones in the movies) is to please Death with whom he is in-love. He attempts to destroy half the sentient life the universe as a gift to her. Now, I don’t think that having the physical manifestation of the entity of death, as it is in the comics, would work for the movies. However, we are getting death in the cinematic universe with the use of Hela, the Asgardian goddess of death. So maybe she is introduced as the motive to Thanos’ actions. It also humanizes Thanos in a way that is relatable and it would make it a good fleshed out villain, something the MCU really lacks (except for Loki.)
Anyhow, let me know what you think of this Concept art in the comments below. Are you excited for this movie?
I’ll see you between the frames.