If you’re among the legions of fans and critics who decry the orange-and-teal palette of so many modern movies, you may embrace the new poster for “Thor: Ragnarok,” and the accompanying message from director Taika Waititi.
“Orange & Teal is dead,” he wrote on Twitter. “Long live Orange & Green & Red & Yellow and Pink.”
The image, released to coincide with the debut of the first teaser trailer for the Marvel Studios sequel, is indeed colorful. Standing in the Grandmaster’s arena on the distant planet Sakaar, Chris Hemsworth’s banished god of thunder is surrounded by a swirl of greens, yellows, oranges and reds, with barely any teal in sight.
Set following the events of “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the film finds Thor banished by Hela to a barbaric planet on the other side of the universe, without his enchanted hammer Mjolnir. Determined to make his way home in time to save Asgard from destruction, the thunder god must first survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avengers, the Incredible Hulk.
The sequel to 2013’s “Thor: The Dark World,” “Thor: Ragnarok” stars Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Cate Blanchett as Hella, 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. The film arrives Nov. 3.