The Hulk confirmed as a character in the third Thor film, which will be released in 2017
After appearing in Marvel mega-hit Avengers: Age of Ultron, Bruce Banner and his alter-ego the Hulk will be appearing in 2017’s instalment of Thor, it has been confirmed.
Rumours that the Foxcatcher star would be playing playing a part in the new film began earlier this week, when Marvel teased the Twitter-sphere with an animated clip of the two heroes standing side by side.
Joblo.com announced this morning that the rumours had been confirmed by an inside source, who also revealed that the setting would be “a distant planet… not Asgard and not Earth”. The pair of Avengers also look set to come into contact with the Valkyries – another race of superhumans from Norse and German myth – among which would be a rumoured female superhero.
The third film, which closes a trilogy also made up of 2011’s Thor and 2013’s Thor: The Dark World, will carry on from the cliff-hanger ending of the previous movie. After we were led to believe Tom Hiddleston’s machiavellian character Loki – Thor’s adoptive brother and rival claimant to the throne of Asgard – had been redeemed and then died in battle, it was revealed that he was alive, sitting on the throne, and using magic to impersonate Anthony Hopkins’s Odin.
Actors returning include Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Tom Hiddleston and Jaimie Alexander as lady Sif.
Little else is known about the film’s plot, though screenrant.com has reported that original drafts of the scripts by screenwriters Christopher Yost and Craig Kyle were “too dark”, hence the appointment of writer-director Taika Waititi, who has a comedy background, including writing and directing Flight of the Conchords.
Marvel has yet to announce the casting publically, as it is said that Ruffalo is in the process of negotiating the terms of a major role.
Thor: Ragnarok is scheduled for release on November 3 2017