Thor: Ragnarok takes over this month’s Empire magazine with a pair of covers to the publication’s San Diego Comic-Con issue for this year. With the film coming out imminently, that new trailer debuting at SDCC, and this film promising a grand departure from the previous entries in the Thor film series, it makes sense that they would capitalize on the hype with a pair of covers (that may double issue sales to devoted Marvel movie fans).
The first is the God of Thunder himself, Thor Odinson in his notable Ragnarok attire and shorn hair:
The second cover is the Jade Giant, the Strongest There Is, Doctor Bruce Banner, AKA the Incredible Hulk in his Planet Hulk-esque gladiatorial armor with a big honking axe:
I must say, though, that the cover claiming that this is the “craziest superhero movie ever” seems a bit presumptuous. I mean, Deadpool is a pretty wild one in the grand scheme of superhero films. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was different and “crazy” for a lot of reasons. Batman and Robin was a freaking weird one, even if, you know, it was an atrocious train wreck of a movie that nobody liked and almost killed the superhero film industry. Also there’s those random Swamp Thing and Man-Thing movies that you could be forgiven for forgetting that it ever existed. Also, Howard the Duck.
Thor: Ragnarok will be hitting theaters on November 3rd of this year. It looks pretty damn solid from the trailers, and (in my opinion) the films from Marvel Studios have managed to keep a pretty high level of consistent quality. This movie does look a lot different from the other Thor movies as well as the other entries in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with the exception of the Guardians of the Galaxy movies oddly enough. It will star Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Tessa Thompson, Idris Elba, Karl Urban, and Jeff Goldblum.