Marvel released the synopsis for Thor: Ragnarok, which reveals that Thor will be imprisoned without his trusty hammer Mjolnir. Thor races against time to return to Asgard to prevent Ragnarok, and Hela, the villain played by Cate Blanchett (see “Late May Marvel Movie Round-Up”), pits him against the Hulk in a gladiatorial battle.
Ruffalo’s reprisal of the role of Hulk was confirmed in late 2015 (see “Geek Film/TV News Round-Up”), but few details were revealed about the part he would play in the film. The faceoff between the two was seemingly confirmed by Hemsworth in a January 2016 interview with Huffington Post, during which Hemsworth quipped that Thor would want the Hulkbuster armor if he didn’t have his hammer.
Thor: Ragnarok opens in theaters November 3, 2017.