Official plot details for Marvel's Thor: Ragnarok unveiled

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Apr 27, 2017, 2:37 PM EDT (Updated)

Yesterday delivered a treasure of colorful new images from Marvel's upcoming Thor: Ragnarok, including revealing shots of a freshly-shorn Chris Hemsworth, Cate Blanchett's Hela, Tessa Thompson's Valkyrie, the return of Loki and Bruce Banner and Jeff Goldblum's flamboyant Grandmaster.

Now comes the official synopsis for director Taika Waititi's flashy superhero feature that was inspired by buddy movies like 48 Hours, Withnail and I and Planes, Trains and Automobiles. Its aim is to reinvent the Thor franchise and not just be a diversion in the unspooling saga of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, though it does set the stage for 2018's Avengers: Infinity Wars.

According to the breakdown by EW, "Thor will arrive in Asgard after hearing about trouble in his home world, and when he arrives he finds Loki's style of ruling (while impersonating Odin) has led to some lapses in the rules and leads to the freeing of prisoner Hela. Thor and Hela naturally come to blows when they meet, which sees Thor 'blasted' to Sakaar, described as 'a barbaric planet ruled by the charming but nefarious Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum).' There he meets Valkyrie, who is hiding out on the planet, and brings him to the Grandmaster to make him a gladiator, where he meets the most popular competitor in the arena, The Hulk, and loses his trademark hair and hammer. After the two Avengers reunite, the film turns into a road trip."

The adventurous yarn picks up shortly after the events of 2015's Avengers: Age of Ultron ... and a certain Sorcerer Supreme will make a dramatic entrance at some point in the movie.

“A lot of what we’re doing with the film is, in a way, kind of dismantling and destroying the old idea and rebuilding it in a new way that’s fresh," added Waititi. "Everyone’s got a slightly new take on their characters, so in that way, it feels like [this is] the first Thor."

What do you think of the plot description and does this sound like a compelling storyline that will strike gold when Thor: Ragnarok smashes into theaters on November 3?

(via Coming Soon)