The first full-length Thor: Ragnarok trailer has been released, and they call it a teaser! Ha, just but a teaser – but it’s long enough to be a full trailer. The title of this article does not mean that anyone is having a total breakdown thanks to the trailer. It’s close for me, but not quite – I’m on the edge of having a meltdown because of it, but that’s to be expected, of course. Now let’s have a peek at the odder bits of what we’re looking at throughout the trailer, and what we’re listening to while we do it.
1. Let’s see this trailer
First have a peek at the trailer itself – and note the music, and feel the beat. Is it just me, or does it seem like this trailer is channeling the feeling from Guardians of the Galaxy with its fun-loving features? In the song you’ll hear of Valhalla – which is, incidentally, the hall in which Odin reigns supreme, inside Asgard. The song was released well before Marvel Comics modern movies, but refers to the actual Valhalla from norse mythology.
2. That song tho…
What’s the song that’s playing throughout the entirety of the trailer? For the viewers that’ve lost their rock roots or have never listened to a Classic Rock radio station whilst riding the school bus, this song is Led Zeppelin. They’re playing the song Immigrant Song – and the song comes from the album Led Zeppelin III.
A couple of other important bits – first, who is Cate Blanchett playing? It’s certainly not the Elf Queen – this isn’t Lord of the Rings we’re talking about anymore. That’s an evil monster by the name of Hela! To make that clear, that’s Hela, queen of Hel, queen and Nifleheim, goddess of death.
In the comics, Hela was born of Loki and Angrboda. In the movies, it might not be that strange. On the other hand, her appearance – including the massive horns of Loki’s most outlandish costume form. In this trailer she seems able to grip, stop, and destroy Mjolnir – though given her historic ancestry, this could be a trick of the mind.
4. Grandmaster Goldblum
That’s not just another The Collector (Benicio Del Toro in Guardians of the Galaxy) – it’s a very similar sort of fellow by the name of The Grandmaster. One of the oldest beings in existence – so says the comics – The Grandmaster is known as one of the “Elders of the Universe.” He’s also a collector of sorts.
He’s interested in using people as pawns. He’s got his own battle arena and he’s all about setting the most monstrous beings up against one another. The Grandmaster and The Collector are both Elders of the Universe – amongst their ranks are also Architect, Caregiver, Collector, Contemplator, Explorer, Fallen One, Father Time, Gardener, Grand Astrogater, Judicator, Obliterator, Possessor, and Runner.
Notice the lip paint on Goldblu- I mean Grandmaster’s chin. You’ll a similar bit of paint (or makeup, whatever you like to call it) on the lip and chin of The Collector.
5. More Easter Eggs!
Drop in on SlashGear’s Easter Eggs tag portal to learn more secret bits and pieces about this next addition to the Marvel Comics film universe. This is going to be a massive movie with lots of punching and kicking – puny Thor will be SMASHED!