Sporting the character’s new haircut and battle gear, the actor is seen on the set for Sakaar, the barbaric planet where gladiators fight for the amusement of Jeff Goldblum’s Grandmaster. As teased in the first trailer, Thor exchanges his signature flowing locks for a shorn look, complete with battle point, ahead of his faceoff in the arena against the Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo).
Directed by Taika Waititi, film marks Hemsworth’s sixth turn as Thor, following his cameo last fall in Doctor Strange, and could very well be the thunder god’s most impressive entry to date, if trailer views are any indication. As previously reported, the teaser broke Marvel and Disney viewership records.
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Opening Nov. 3, Thor: Ragnarok stars Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Cate Blanchett as Hela, Idris Elba as Heimdall, Jeff Goldblum as Grandmaster, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, Karl Urban as Skurge, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/the Hulk and Anthony Hopkins as Odin.