Set on the world of Sakaar -- known dearly to comic book fans as the world the Hulk gets whisked off to in the now classic story arc "Planet Hulk" -- Thor: Ragnarok and its location open up unlimited potential for the Marvel Cinematic Universe; it is also the planet where the Hulk had his son, Skaar, after all. Originally, the war-centric gladiatorial planet is where the Hulk found himself enslaved, forced to endure battle after battle, until becoming Ruler of the unforgiving land.
Well, fans now have the opportunity to take a closer look at the planet Sakaar as it'll appear in the Thor threequel. Pieces from several Marvel Studios releases, as well as director Taika Waititi’s film, are on display at Marvel’s Art Exhibit over at the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane, Australia. Chief among them is the official small-scale model of the planet Sakaar and the gladiatorial arena where Thor and Hulk will throw-down.
By all appearances, it looks strikingly like its movie counterpart. Smeared with a wide array of vibrant colors, the model boasts an impressive size that gives a sense of how epic the location will appear on screen. It is worth noting that the comic book iteration of Sakaar was grimier, less colorful, and stone-based.
Check it out below.
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.