Fans are already confident that Thor: Ragnarok, directed by Taika Waititi, will be the best of Marvel’s Thor films by a mile. Rumors about the film suggest a visit to Planet Hulk, another appearance by Thor’s Midgardian roommate, and an epic showdown between the film’s central heroes, Thor and Hulk. This week, actor Chris Hemsworth posted a new video to his Instagram, captioning it, “Getting ready to fight the Hulk.”
We know several things about Ragnarok already: Waititi has called it an intergalactic buddy comedy in which the two Avengers travel together. At some point in the film, though, that camaraderie will be challenged, and it looks like Hemsworth is excited about those particular scenes.
In Marvel comics, the Planet Hulk storyline is beloved for being a strange and bombastic twist on Hulk’s typical storylines. After S.H.I.E.L.D. determines Hulk a threat to the earth, the organization rockets him into space, where he lands on an alien planet that encourages fights to the death, gladiator-style. Hulk quickly becomes the champion of the planet and even finds himself a baby mama, whom he builds a relationship with before war breaks out. Marvel has confirmed that some of this storyline will appear in Thor: Ragnarok, so it’s possible that only the gladiator-style fight sequences will remain. That might be where Thor comes in, considering the only press photo released from the Ragnarok set looks a lot like Thor and Hulk getting ready to battle in Roman-inspired clothing.
Watch Chris Hemsworth get pumped up to fight a CGI Mark Ruffalo as Hulk below.
Thor: Ragnarok hits theaters this November.