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Led Zep and a haircut – watch the trailer for Taika’s Thor: Ragnarok

The trailer has finally been released for Marvel’s third film in the Asgardian franchise, directed by New Zealand’s Taika Waititi. 

“It’s got more heart, humour and fun than a bag of marshmallows,” star Chris Hemsworth has said of Thor: Ragnarok.

Ragnarok takes place after the events of the second Avengers movie, Age of Ultron. Thor, imprisoned in another world without his trusty hammer, must face the Hulk, and take part in gladiatorial battles so he can escape and return to Asgard.

The trailer shows the Asgardian goddess of death, Hela (played by Cate Blanchett) smashing Thor’s supposedly indestructible hammer Mjolnir. Thor is then captured on the planet Sakaar, where he’s forced to fight Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk for amusement of his brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and Sakar’s Grandmaster, played by Jeff Goldblum.

The trailer is set to Led Zeppelin’s rousing Immigrant Song, the lyrics of which reference the same Norse mythology Thor is based on.

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“There are buddy elements to it between Thor and the Hulk, but who knows what the final movie will look like,” Waititi told Polygon last year.

Returning actors include Hemsworth in role of Thor, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/Hulk and Tom Hiddleston as Loki. They will be joined by Cate Blanchett, as Hela, Jeff Goldblum as Grandmaster, one of the Elders, and Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange.

The movie will be released in November.