Marvel has released a new synopsis for the upcoming sequel Thor: Ragnarok, giving fans a better idea of the film’s story while also confirming a rematch between Thor and Hulk after their battle from 2012’s The Avengers. Check out the synopsis below, along with a behind-the-scenes image featuring Chris Hemsworth’s God of Thunder alongside director Taika Waititi…
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 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.
Disney also recently confirmed that Benedict Cumberbatch will reprise his role as the Sorcerer Supreme, Doctor Stephen Strange, in Thor: Ragnarok in what could be a larger role than a mere cameo. Strange’s appearance in Thor’s next adventure was teased in Doctor Strange‘s mid-credits scene where Thor asks for Strange’s help in finding Odin on Earth.
Thor: Ragnarok is being directed by Taika Waititi (What We Do in the Shadows) and features Marvel veterans Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Anthony Hopkins as Odin, Idris Elba as Heimdall, Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk and Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange alongside Cate Blanchett as Hela, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, Jeff Goldblum as the Grandmaster, Karl Urban as Skurge and Sam Neill in an as-yet-unrevealed role. It is set for release on November 3rd, 2017.