The trailer dropped for Taika Waititi’s Thor : Ragnarok. Although it was a teaser, it gave me enough footage to get me excited for the newest installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. I’ve loved what I’ve seen so far, but this blog post is about what else I want to see.
Thor returns to Asgard. All is well except Odin is missing. He goes to Heimdal to help but before he can get to him he is attacked by Hela. He throws Mjornir at her but she destroys it. He puts up a good fight but Hela knocks him out.
|The Grand Master (Top)
Thor finds himself in an arena unarmed. Valkyrie had brought him there. He is wearing an obedience disk. We find out that this is in fact the Contest of Champions run by The Grand Master. The Grand Master chooses who fights who and loves the chaos of it all. The Collector is betting against his champions. The Collector sees Thor and chooses him as a champion as he is familiar with Asgardian physiology. The Grandmaster laughs and sends his champion out into the arena. It’s none other than the Hulk.
|Thor, Korg & Hulk|
After a ferocious battle Hulk grabs Thor and whispers “I have a plan”. Thor is shocked at his newfound vocabulary. They stop fighting to The Grandmaster’s dismay. He sends out legion upon legion of enemies to fight them but they cannot stop the might of the two legends. Hulk looks at one of the fighters, Korg and he turns on the other fighters. Korg growls at Thor as Kronan and Asgardians have a rivalry but joins them because of his loyalty to Hulk. The Grand Master is furious. One of the guards watches on. Another guard kills him and presses a device. This shuts down the obedience disk systems. It turns out to be Loki. Thor, Hulk and Korg are free of their obedience disks. They smash a hole in the arena and make their escape only to find Loki waiting for them. All of the fighters escape and attack the guards. Valkyrie is free from the Grand Master’s control. Hulk is ready to attack but Thor stops him. It’s just like Hulk stopping Korg from attacking Thor. The perfect group dynamic. Valkyrie joins them.They find another fighter: Skurge. Thor has had dealings with him before. He’s a powerful bounty hunter from Asgard. Loki tells Thor of what has happened. Hela has taken control of Asgard with most of the Asgardians fleeing knowing they can’t defeat her forces. They have a ferocious battle until Thor tells him about Hela attacking Asgard. Surge agrees to help them.Thor says they can’t win without Odin and Mjornir. Loki says he knows of someone who can help.
|Hulk vs Thor|
Thor arrives on Earth. Loki told him about a new, powerful sorcerer who could take them to the dwarves of Svartalfheim to forge a new hammer and locate Odin. It is none other than Dr. Strange. He’s seen and heard of Thor’s exploits with the Avengers so he agrees to help. They find Odin as a vagabond on Earth. Thor gives a speech about honour and duty while he makes peace with Loki. They arrive on Svartalfheim where the dwarves agree to forge a new hammer out of uru. (It looks more like the ultimate universe hammer).They then travel with Strange via one of his portals. They find themselves in Niflheim. Thor, Hulk and Korg fight off Hela’s hordes. Skurge sacrifices himself for the good of Asgard.
They sneak to the great tree Idrisil. Odin eats an apple and his power is restored, He calls to Heimdal. Heimdal and the armies of Asgard arrive. Along with Thor, Hulk, Valkyrie, Korg, Loki and Strange and an epic battle, they defeat Hela’s forces. Thor unleashes his full power decimating the hordes of Hela with Lightning and storms. Asgard is safe. Hela flees.
Dr. Strange finds her location. Thor and Hulk jump through one of his portals . They are face to face with Hela. She’s laughs and slips into the shadows. Thanos steps out of them. He smiles. He has a monologue as he fights both of them. “Here Earth. Here are your champions.” After a long battle he sends them hurtling towards the Earth on a scrapheap of a ship. “Watch them burn red through the sky. These heroes were the best you had to offer. And they were found wanting“. The ship crashlands.
The Avengers find them in the wreckage. Thor and Hulk have been badly beaten. Thor manages to say “He’s coming”.
This is all speculation of course. There is no way all of this can happen in the film, unless I’ve stolen secrets from Marvel Studios (Hail Hydra) – it’s not true. I hope at least some of these elements make it into the final product.