Loki might have more than one kind of family reunion in Thor: Ragnarok. A new trailer for Ragnarok premiered on Saturday at San Diego Comic-Con, the first since the film’s teaser in April. Fans got a first look at Mark Ruffalo’s de-Hulked Bruce Banner in the film, more footage of the Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) in full armor, terrifying glimpses of Cate Blanchett’s Hela, and more scenes of Loki (Tom Hiddleston) working grudgingly alongside his brother.
But a new character was also briefly introduced in the trailer; one who, while unconfirmed, might seem a bit obvious to fans of Marvel comics and Norse mythology.
At one point in the trailer, Hulk throws down with a giant, black wolf, both of them growling and screaming at each other before attacking. Again, there’s no confirmation, but it seems likely that this giant wolf is actually Fenris, Loki’s son.
In the comics, the gods of Asgard deemed Fenris — a giant, 15-foot-tall wolf who is both male and female with the added ability to appear human — too dangerous and chained him to a rock. Fenris will, supposedly, be freed during the end of times (uh, Ragnarok) and hunt down King Odin to “devour” him.
All this definitely makes it sound like the wolf in the trailer is Fenris.
In Marvel’s comics, Loki got down with the giant Angerboda back in the day, producing the Fenris Wolf and Jormungand, the Midgard Serpent. And while none of the Thor or Avengers films have ever made references to Loki’s demon children, it seems Ragnarok is really taking the mythology of Thor’s comics seriously this time around.
Thor: Ragnarok premieres in theaters on November 3.