Why isn’t this the poster for Thor: Ragnarok?


It probably isn’t neon enough, but this Thor: Ragnarok official piece makes the movie look even more spectacular than that now-famous trailer.

Okay, okay, maybe you can make a case that Thor, of all characters, should not be getting a third movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Yours truly has even cracked jokes at the God of Thunder’s expense in this regard before. Yes, Chris Hemsworth has biceps bigger than your head and can wear the living daylights out of that armor. But we’re starting to expect more from Marvel movies than just cool special effects and dudes with huge biceps.

Fortunately, as I also mentioned in the above-linked post, Thor: Ragnarok happens to look really intriguing at the very least. Here’s the next piece of evidence.

According to CBR, this piece will cover what sounds like a coffee-table style book on the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Here’s the lower half:

Question: what’s up with Loki’s eyes? Is the fact that Hela’s not really appearing signaling that she maybe takes the adoptive Asgardian over somehow? It’d be a nice bit of poetic justice considering what Loki did to Hawkeye in the first Avengers film, and just because Loki and Thor worked together (sort of, before Loki also decided to impersonate Odin at the end of that movie) doesn’t mean that Tom Hiddleston’s snarky dark-haired trickster is actually a good guy. Maybe it’s just a cool effect, though.

Anyways, this has an old-school movie poster feel already, something that Thor: Ragnarok seems to be trying to go for, as we’ve also noted. But if that’s not enough, feast your eyes on Thor himself:

This is not the Thor that loudly exclaims that the Hulk is a “friend from work“. This is a Thor who is ready to get down to business.

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Seriously, if you don’t want to see Thor: Ragnarok on Nov. 3 after a look at this, we don’t know what to tell you. That’s some seriously cool work, and it only makes us more excited to see what Taika Waititi has in store for his MCU directorial debut.