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Wow! Thor: Ragnarok is instantly intriguing in this first look, thanks to Entertainment Weekly. We had learned that Hela was going to be playing the big bad and The Hulk was somewhere in the mix. And in the wise words of the 11th Doctor – I was not expecting this! In addition to 9 photos from the film and behind the scenes, we were also given more context for characters.

The instant thing that we recognize is that Thor has lost his hair and hammer. Mjolnir, no where in sight. His lucious golden locks? Cut and gone! After an attack by Goddess of Death, Hela, Thor finds himself cast away to the planet Sakaar, a gladiator like planet. He’s forced to become a gladiator and realizes he’s no longer special in his abilities. According to actor Chris Hemsworth, “[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. 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.” Guess who the best fighter on Sakaar is? You got it! The Hulk! He’ll have to fight his friend in order to survive.

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Cate Blanchett will be playing Hela and she looks incredible. She’s almost ripped right from the pages of comic books, she’s just that good. Besides being stunning, we get to hear a little more about her and her motivation from the actress. We learn that she’s let out of prison by mistake. “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”. There will be hell to pay – as it were. Unfortunately we don’t get to learn more about Tessa Thompson‘s Valkyrie, but we do know she is Thor’s love interest in the film. We also get a great look at her in the photos!

What do you think of the images below? Let us know what you think and be sure to see Thor: Ragnarok in theaters November 3rd!

Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Thor (Chris Hemsworth)

Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Hela (Cate Blanchett)

Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson)

Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Loki (Tom Hiddleston)

Thor: Ragnarok (2017) L to R: Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) and Thor (Chris Hemsworth)

Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum)

Thor: Ragnarok (2017) L to R: Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) and Thor (Chris Hemsworth)

Thor: Ragnarok (2017) L to R: On set with Tessa Thompson (Valkyrie) and Director Taika Waititi.

Thor: Ragnarok (2017) L to R: On set with Tessa Thompson (Valkyrie), Director Taika Waititi and Chris Hemsworth (Thor).

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Erin Lynch