At SDCC 2017 Saturday, after dropping a few nuggets of news for Ant-Man And The Wasp and Captain Marvel, Director Taika Waititi, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Mark Ruffalo, Cate Blanchette, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, and, Rachel House all walked out to talk about Thor: Ragnarok. If House’s name sounds a bit unfamiliar, she’s a bit of a last minute announcement, if you haven’t seen Waititi’s, The Hunt For Wilderpeople. But if you have, then the casting makes a lot of sense as she has appeared in four of Watiti’s films.
Check out what else they had to say at San Diego Comic-Con and the new trailer below.
Hemsworth says the film is Thor’s “midlife crisis.” In the four years since Thor: The Dark World, Loki has continued to fool everyone by parading around Asgard as Odin. For Hulk, he’s been inducted as one of the premiere gladiators of Sakaar. In fact, he refuses to revert back into Bruce Banner. For him, he believes he can do so much more than what Banner could ever have done.
Blanchett then talked about how she got involved, which stems from the fact that she and Waitit live on the same continent. Also, having kids helped persuade her to play the role of the Asgardian god of death, Hela. It was also confirmed that Goldblum’s Grandmaster is The Collector’s brother. The two were born into the universe shortly after the Big Bang. According to Goldblum, they are the two oldest living creatures in the universe.
Thompson says Valkyrie is an Asgardian warrior just living on Sakaar, and considers the Grandmaster as “a friend from work.” As for Urban, he describes working with Watiti as difficult. But not on a relationship level, as the two New Zealanders had a difficult time getting into Australia where the film was shot.
We then get to see a clip of Thor: Ragnarok, where we are introduced to the rock warrior Korg (Watiti). The clip shows Thor strapped to a chair, something that we saw in the first trailer for the film. Thor is confused and tries to break free from his current predicament. But he then appears in front of the Grandmaster, who explains the situation to him.
House appears. She seems to be an assistant to The Grandmaster, but not in the same way that Valkyrie is an assistant. In fact, she looks at Valkrie with distain. Thor is thrown into the same prison where Korg is being held, and says to everyone that he will break out. After that, the clip transitions to a montage of scenes featuring Hela destroying Thor’s hammer, a non-gladiator Hulk. Banner’s conversing with Loki about the last time they saw each other.
That’s when the newest trailer and poster for the film dropped.