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New 'Thor: Ragnarok' trailer is the ultimate buddy movie

Cast and crew delight fans at Comic-Con with new footage of Thor and Hulk in action, with Cate Blanchett as the evil Hela and Jeff Goldblum as the Grandmaster. Plus highlights from Marvel panel at San Diego Comic-Con.

Warning: Possible spoilers for "Thor: Ragnarok" ahead.

Actor Chris Hemsworth returns in a new trailer that shows the hammer-wielding god Thor and the Hulk in the Marvel buddy movie we always hoped would happen. 

Thor's hair may be shorter and he's lost his handy hammer, but Hemsworth's Asgardian superhero is still ready to fight. 

Behold the official movie poster for "Thor: Ragnarok."


During San Diego Comic-Con International on Saturday, Marvel released a new trailer for the upcoming "Thor: Ragnarok."

The trailer also features Cate Blanchett as the evil Hela and Jeff Goldblum as the Grandmaster.

Directed by Taika Waititi, Marvel's third Thor film features some familiar faces, including Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange, Tom Hiddleston as Loki and of course, Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk.

In the new trailer, we see Thor team up with the Hulk to take on the Goddess of Death herself -- Hela. The trailer shows Thor and Hulk gathering a team to fight Hela, including Loki and Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie.

And best of all, the new trailer has plenty of great banter between Thor and the Hulk (both in human and Hulk form). Plus there's an epic battle with a herd of pegasus. We can't wait to see this on the big screen when "Thor: Ragnarok" hits theaters in October in the UK and November in the US.

Read below for highlights of what tidbits were revealed at the Marvel panel on Saturday at Comic-Con. (Big thanks to our CNET correspondents Roger Cheng and Brian Tong who live-tweeted from the audience at Hall H.) 

Highlights from the Marvel "Thor: Ragnarok" presentation included:

Director Taika Waititi, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Mark Ruffalo, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban and Rachel House were at the panel to talk Thor.

"I wanted to push Thor into something unique for the Marvel universe. He gets his ass kicked in this film," says Hemsworth.

"It's been four years since 'Thor: The Dark World,' and Loki is pretending to be Odin," says Hiddleston. "Loki has focused mostly on himself and not on governing, so I guess he's not a great king?" 

As for how he sides, Hiddleston stays mum on his character's ultimate loyalties.  

"Hulk refuses to turn back to Bruce Banner and enjoys being on Sakar where he kicks a lot of ass," Ruffalo says. "He's a little perma-Hulk. He's been Hulk for two years, so he has a vocab of a two-year-old. We're going to have a speaking Hulk," Ruffalo says. "Just don't expect Shakespeare. "

"Marvel is a universe I've been happily dragged into because of my kids," says Blanchett.

Goldblum's character is of "the oldest race," and rules over Sakar and puts together fighting games. "The Grandmaster is the Collector's brother," says Goldblum, referring to the character seen in previous MCU films played by Benicio Del Toro. "We're elders of the universe."

Thompson talks about Valkyrie: "She's an elite warrior of Asgard hanging out with Sakar and has a relationship with Grandmaster, but not romantic." Intriguing. 

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