Thor: Ragnarok trailer obliterates Disney and Marvel record – The Independent
People are so keen to see Chris Hemsworth’s short hair and Jeff Goldblum’s turn as The Grandmaster the trailer has broken records.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Thor: Ragnarok has become Disney’s most-watched trailer within 24 hours, having been viewed around the world 136 million times.
That huge milestone beats Beauty and the Beast — Disney’s previous record holder having been watched 127.6 million times — and Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War’s 94 million views.
However, Thor: Ragnarok still falls behind overall record holder Stephen King’s It, which was viewed 197 million times within a day.
Thor: Ragnarok: A shot-by-shot breakdown
Thor’s in Trouble
A tone-setting moment right at the outset here, as Thor breaks the fourth wall like the plucky protagonist of an ’80s teen movie.
“Now, I know what you’re thinking. How did this happen? Well, its a long story.”
Thor’s trouble is all thanks to Hela (Cate Blanchett), the Asgardian death goddess.
A Powerful Foe
A woman who can not only seemingly lift Mjolnir (is she worthy?)…
Bye Bye Mjolnir
… but also crush it to pieces.
The Death Goddess
Here’s Hela in her traditional antler-like headdress familiar from the comics.
“Asgard is Dead”
Hela’s powers are so formidable, in fact, that it looks like she’s able to conquer (and if the film is staying true to its Ragnarok name, destroy) Asgard single-handedly.
Lost in Space
Thor is seemingly ejected to some junk-filled planet…
… where he’s promptly captured by Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie.
In the comics, Valkyrie is an Asgardian who leads the Valkyries; warrior women tasked by Odin to lead the souls of slain heroes to Valhalla. Hela seems to have had other plans, though.
Hela’s attack is devastating, and it’s presumably why Valkyrie has fled to space’s back alley.
And particularly why she’s joined forces with the Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum), who oversees the gladiatorial arena, which is where the film takes inspiration from the comics’ Planet Hulk storyline.
A brief shot of Karl Urban’s Skurge the Executioner. In the comics, Skurge is originally an Asgardian supervillain who conducted Loki’s dirty work with his magic double-bladed battle axe, turned good guy when he joins in the fight to delay Ragnarok. It’s hard to tell exactly which side he’s fighting for here.
The same goes for Loki, though shots of both Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston filming together in New York suggests the pair may be on good terms for the moment.
Yes, the Norse god has had a pretty dramatic makeover for the franchise’s third installment; his new haircut fit for the bloody arena.
Thor’s New Weapons
With no Mjolnir to help him, Thor must rely on a new arsenal of weapons.
Taken straight from the Planet Hulk storyline, here’s the green giant in his gladiator gear ready to face off against Thor.
The Grandmaster and Loki
Wait, do these two know each other?
“He’s a friend from work!”
Thor’s relieved to see the Hulk emerge into the arena…
The Hulk is Displeased
… but the Hulk doesn’t return the friendly welcome.
Thor vs. Hulk
Along with Hemsworth and Goldblum, Cate Blanchett, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Tessa Thompson, and Idris Elba all feature in Thor: Ragnarok.
Marvel have three upcoming films set for release in 2017 — Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Spider-Man Homecoming, and Thor: Ragnarok — the first being Guardians, out 28th April. Thor: Ragnarok hits UK cinemas 27 October.