New Thor: Ragnarok Details Tell Us More About Key Characters

Recent details have surfaced concerning some plot points and characters in Marvel’s upcoming Thor: Ragnarok.

We got a first glimpse of Thor: Ragnarok during this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. Ragnarok would certainly imply that the fate of Asgard is at stake. But at SDCC we received confirmation that elements from Planet Hulk would be a big part of the film.

Surtur and several others were confirmed to be antagonists in the film. However, nothing much has been said regarding Valkyrie, Grandmaster, and Skurge.

Schmoes Know has reportedly obtained exclusive information regarding the role of these characters. Looks like we’re in for some gladiatorial combat.

While on Ragnarok, Thor and Hulk end up having to fight their way out in the arenas. The arenas are run by The Grandmaster who has a rather tough enforcer named Skurge (Karl Urban) who plays a big part in the plot of the film. While fighting in the arenas Thor runs into the beautiful Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) a fellow contestant. The two earn each other’s respect and plot a way off the planet. Somehow, Skurge turns to the light and helps them escape. How this all unfolds is still a mystery.

So it appears that Ragnarok is the name of the planet that Thor and Hulk will be stranded on. Skurge is also not serving as the protector of the Thor villain, Enchantress. With Thor making new allies in his upcoming film, it makes you wonder if they will show up an upcoming Avengers film.

A few days ago, Thor Director Taika Waititi, dropped a not so subtle hint regarding the return of a character from a previous film.

Watch this space… #Ragnarok

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For those unfamiliar with the comics, Korg was the giant rock alien from the previous Thor film. This character was important during Planet Hulk and World War Hulk.

This film we see Thor forge new relationships while strengthening current bonds. Thor: Ragnarok is due out in theaters November 3, 2017. It stars Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Tessa Thompson, Idris Elba, Anthony Hopkins, Cate Blanchett, Jeff Goldblum, and Karl Urban.