Fans of the Thunder God have something to marvel at as they ponder how his next great adventure fits into the ever-expanding MCU.
To celebrate advance tickets going on sale this morning for Marvel's Thor: Ragnarok, which hits theaters on Nov. 3, Disney has released a series of eye-popping character posters that showcase what's in store for Chris Hemsworth's son of Odin.
And by the technicolor looks of things, Thor's in for a raving good time.
Shorn of his princely long hair, the Avenger-turned-gladiator surfaces looking fierce amid a Day-Glo red tempest holding dual swords.
Meanwhile, Cate Blanchett, who plays Hela, the goddess of death, looks stunningly evil with her weaponized antler-esque headdress as she emerges from a purple-colored dust storm.
Thor: Ragnarok picks up two years after Avengers: Age of Ultron and finds our bull-headed hero imprisoned on the planet Sakaar without his mighty hammer and forced to take part in gladiatorial combat with his good buddy, The Hulk— all while Hela plots the destruction of his homeworld of Asgard.
Other notable franchise veterans getting a one-sheet include Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Anthony Hopkins as Odin, Mark Ruffalo as Hulk, and Idris Elba as Heimdall, along with series newcomers Jeff Goldblum as the Grand Master and Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie.
In an interview with Collider, Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi talked about the challenge of creating a stand-alone story that still stays connected to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
"I don’t really want to make an episode of some other larger thing," the 42-year-old New Zealand filmmaker said, adding that his job is "to make a film that can sit as a stand-alone piece … that if it’s the only Marvel film you see, it’s a great film with a great story in and of itself."
Waititii noted however that fans can still expect Marvel to continue balancing Thor's latest quest with its need to establish a myriad of storylines for future MCU movies.
“The lucky thing is that there’s a bunch of geniuses who run Marvel that make sure, even if it’s a stand-alone piece, it’s still part of a great big jigsaw puzzle that could be appreciated as a whole as well," he said.
To glean some hints of that latest piece of the puzzle, check out the new character posters below in our gallery.