Image(s) of the Day: First peek at Thor, Hela and Valkyrie in Thor: Ragnarok

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Apr 29, 2019, 6:14 AM EDT (Updated)

Behold this sensational new look at Chris Hemsworth's immortal God of Thunder from the special Thor: Ragnarok issue of Entertainment Weekly. Flanked by Cate Blanchett's vampish Hela and Tessa Thompson's fierce Valkyrie, this first promo image for Marvel's next Thor odyssey shows the Asgardian clipped of his golden mane and wielding a pair of wicked killing blades instead of his star-forged Mjolnir hammer.

Here's the synopsis for director Taika Waititi's battle-charged superhero spectacle:

Imprisoned on the other side of the universe, the mighty Thor (Chris Hemsworth) finds himself in a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), his former ally and fellow Avenger. Thor's quest for survival leads him in a race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela (Cate Blanchett) from destroying his home world and the Asgardian civilization.

Have a look and tell us what you think of Hemsworth's gladatorial armor and sleek new haircut for Thor: Ragnarok ... then plunge into nine more color-splashed images of Thor, Loki, Jeff Goldblum's Grandmaster, Bruce Banner, Hela and Valkyrie in the gallery below.

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