Yesterday saw first look images at Thor: Ragnarok released, and now new plot details have been made known.
In addition to the Thor: Ragnarok Hulk, Hela and Sakaar plot details, new information on Valkyrie, Thor, Grandmaster and more on the Hulk come to light.
EW.com reports as a result of Loki impersonating Odin at the end of Thor: The Dark World:
Loki's rather lax governing leads to the reemergence of an imprisoned Hela. Thor’s initial encounter with Hela gets him blasted to Sakaar, a barbaric planet ruled by the charming but nefarious Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum). Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), a tough, hard-drinking warrior hiding out on Sakaar brings the god to the Grandmaster. Thor is then forced into becoming a gladiator, which leads to his haircut and the loss of his trusty hammer [Mjolnir], and (his his replacement weapons include a pair of swords).
“Thor is a bit of a fanboy for the Valkyrie, the elite women warriors,” Chris Hemsworth says.
Regarding the Hulk:
Sakaar’s most popular and successful gladiator? Bruce Banner, a.k.a. the Hulk. Comics fans will recognize this plotline as part of the popular Planet Hulk series. “He’s much more of a character than the green rage machine you’ve seen in the Avengers movies,” Ruffalo says of this new Hulk. “He’s got a swagger. He’s like a god.”
Once Thor and Hulk unite, Ragnarok becomes a sort of road-trip film, with director Taika Waititi drawing inspiration from movies like 48 HRS., Withnail and I, and even Planes, Trains and Automobiles.
Kevin Feige confirms Benedict Cumberbatch's Doctor Strange will help with the search of Odin on Earth.
There’s not a whole lot that takes place on Earth in this film, and that’s one of the things that does.
The article also notes Thor: Ragnarok will set up The Avengers: Infinity War, but the movie will still be able to stand on its own.
Thor: Raganarok has a November 3, 2017 release directed by Taika Waititi starring Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Mark Ruffalo as Hulk/Banner, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Idris Elba as Heimdall, Cate Blanchett as Hela, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, Jeff Goldblum as Grandmaster, Anthony Hopkins as Odin and Sam Neill in an unknown role.
Thor: Ragnarok Featurette: