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What’s Hot This Week – Thor: Ragnarok is coming

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Thor: Ragnarok is closer than you think

Ragnarok is coming; Thor: Ragnarok, at least.

Thor: Ragnarok is the sequel to 2011’s Thor and 2013’s Thor: The Dark World. It’s also the 17th Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) film.

Thor: Ragnarok spoiler alert

Stop reading now if you wish to avoid the film’s general plot points.

The movie stars Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Cate Blanchett (Hela), Anthony Hopkins (Odin), Idris Elba (Heimdall), Jeff Goldblum (Grandmaster), Tessa Thompson (Valkyrie), Karl Urban (Skurge), and Mark Ruffalo (Hulk/Bruce Banner).

In the film, Thor needs to:

  • Beat the Hulk (his “friend from work”) in a gladiatorial duel
  • Escape the planet Sakaar without his hammer Mjolnir
  • Save Asgard from Hela, the goddess of death
  • Prevent the coming of Ragnarok, which marks the end of all Asgardian civilization.

All in a day’s work for the god of thunder.

Admittedly, the film – and other Thor installments – mainly serve as placeholders for the MCU’s major events. Nonetheless, they’re fun movies to watch. And based on Ragnarok’s reviews, it’s said to be the best among Thor’s standalone films.

Thor: Ragnarok is coming to North American theaters on November 3rd.