Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is set to return for a third solo movie, "Thor: Ragnarok," and it looks like the crown prince of Asgard has undergone a makeover.
In a March 2017 Entertainment Weekly (EW) cover photo, Thor is featured alongside Hela (Cate Blanchett) and Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson). The photo shows Thor with short hair, and most of all, without his hammer. Instead, King Odin's (Anthony Hopkins) son is holding a pair of swords.
So, what is "Thor: Ragnarok" about?
As seen in the end part of "The Avengers: Age of Ultron" film, Thor returned to Asgard after suspecting a crumble in their kingdom.
In the upcoming superhero movie (as detailed in the EW magazine), Thor has learned that his adopted evil brother, Loki (Tom Hiddleston), has assumed the crown after their father, Odin, went missing. The fake king, lacking in rigor and strictness, has released the imprisoned Hela, a villain from the very distant past.
During their initial battle, Hela overpowers Thor, and the Prince of Asgard was thrown out to Sakaar, a barbaric planet ruled by Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum), an extremely wicked leader. Then, Valkyrie, one of the elite female warriors on the planet, delivers the god to the Grandmaster.
The Asgardian prince is forced to become one of the gladiators, which is why he has the new haircut and a new weapon of choice. But, where's his hammer then?
It's been said that in the gladiator battlefield, Thor will get to fight his longtime friend, Hulk (Mark Ruffalo).
"He's much more of a character than the green rage machine you've seen in the Avengers movies. He's got a swagger. He's like a god," Ruffalo described his character in the new movie.
Benedict Cumberbatch's character, Stephen Strange, will also appear in the upcoming Marvel movie. The Sorcerer Supreme will help Thor in tracking down his father.
"Thor: Ragnarok" is scheduled to hit the theaters worldwide on Nov. 3.