During a visit to the film's set, Screen Rant and other outlets were shown concept art that included Asgard, the planet Sakaar and Star-Lord's beloved spaceship the Milano.
Thor: Ragnarok producer Brad Winderbaum addressed the latter image, and whether it does indeed tease connections between the cosmic elements of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. "We’re definitely leaning into Jack [Kirby] more heavily than Guardians," he said. "There are elements of Guardians that will work their way into our film, both stylistically and narratively. In the sense that, like all the Earthbound heroes feel like they’re living and breathing in the same air, certainly now that we’re in space it feels, in a very MCU way, that we’re living and breathing in the same air."
In director Taika Waititi’s Thor: Ragnarok, the god of thunder is banished to the barbaric planet of Sakaar, where he’s pitted against his fellow Avenger the Hulk in a deadly gladiatorial contest. Racing against time, Thor must fight his way back in time to stop the goddess of death Hela from destroying Asgard.
Arriving 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.