When it comes to Hollywood’s blockbuster scene and comic book movies, in particular, international trailers can be a decidedly mixed bag.
Often times an overseas promo is simply a recut version of the domestic one, albeit with foreign voice actors dubbed over the likes of Chris Hemsworth, who is back, back, back this November thanks to the release of Thor: Ragnarok. And as Taika Waititi’s threequel hails from the Marvel camp, Ragnarok is also prone to international trailers ranging from the unmissable to the uncharacteristic. Remember the Japanese trailer that outed our first true peek at the God of Thunder paying a visit to the Sanctum Sanctorum and, by effect, Doctor Strange?
That same crowd-pleasing shot is shoehorned into today’s all-new Thor: Ragnarok trailer. But sadly, it’s not nearly as revealing as the Japanese stinger from two weeks ago. Have a gander at it up above and be sure to leave your initial impressions via the comments section.
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If nothing else, it’s another timely reminder that Thor: Ragnarok is shaping up to be one of the most visually stunning entries into the Marvel Cinematic Universe to date, and may even dethrone Civil War for its A-list cast. Not only does the threequel bring together MCU stalwarts in the vein of Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo and Tom Hiddleston as the meddling God of Mischief, but there are also big-name additions like Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban and Jeff Goldblum to look forward to. Dressed in regal clothing and featuring bright blue face paint, we know the latter plays the all-wise Grandmaster in Taika Waititi’s space opera.
After impressing viewers the world over with What We Do in the Shadows and last year’s ruddy brilliant Hunt for the Wilderpeople – for the record, its breakout star Julian Dennison has since landed a key role in Deadpool 2 – Waititi’s next directorial effort will be on our screens on November 3rd. The New Zealand director has a knack for cameos, too, so keep your peepers peeled for him (and Stan Lee!) when Ragnarok hits theaters.