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‘Thor: Ragnarok’ trailer connects ‘Guardians’ to ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

The new trailer for Thor: Ragnarok premiered at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend, and it looks pretty awesome.

What really struck out most for me were the visuals. The aesthetic of the third Thor movie looks very much like the same aesthetic used for Guardians of the Galaxy.

Basically, it’s always a colorful 1980s sci-fi flick in the outer space of the MCU.

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But that completely makes sense as this movie will undoubtedly lead up to events in Avengers: Infinity War, which will bring the Guardians and the Avengers together to fight Thanos. It’s very believable that Avengers and Guardians now exist in the same universe, whereas before there was a bit of visual divide.

Even the poster screams Guardians of the Galaxy 2.5, and the trailer itself uses retro 1980s fonts as you’d expect from Guardians.

Just check out the new theatrical poster below…

The MCU’s version of “Death” is Hela?

In the Infinity Gauntlet comics, Thanos wished to woo “Death.” Death was depicted as a goddess wearing a black cloak. The MCU hasn’t introduced too many cosmically powered characters yet, and certainly not the comics version of Death.

The new Thor: Ragnorok trailer does make sure that we know that Cate Blanchett’s Hela is all about death, and it’s very likely she’ll fill the role of Thanos’ would-be love interest in Avengers: Infinity War. In the comics, Hela is Loki’s daughter but it’s highly likely that her origin will change.

Hela from Thor Ragnarok. Is she Death in Avengers: Infinity War?

With reports from Comic-Con trickling in that Avengers: Infinity War begins with Thor crash-landing on Earth, Thor: Ragnarok definitely serves as a prequel to what might be the biggest, baddest (and certainly most expensive) superhero film to date.

Thor: Ragnarok opens on November 3, 2017.

Confirmed in this film are Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Hela (Cate Blanchett), Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), Odin (Anthony Hopkins), The Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum) and Heimdall (Idris Elba)

 

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