Here’s What We Know About the Hulk’s Role in ‘Thor: Ragnarok’

Could this be the superpowered road trip movie we never knew we needed?


Already pegged as the darkest Thor installment yet, the newest set of rumors connected to Asgard have elaborated more on just how the God of Thunder and the Hulk will team up in Thor: Ragnarok

Mark Ruffalo, the latest actor to play the role of Bruce Banner, recently told Empire that the upcoming MCU movie like a ‘universal road movie’ for the two Avengers members. “There’s a little bit of Midnight Run, with [Charles] Grodin and [Robert] De Niro,” he told Empire. “I feel like that’s kind of where we’re heading with this relationship between Thor and Banner.”

This is great news for Marvel fans who assumed that Banner’s sudden departure in a Quinjet at the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron would somehow transport him into the Thor’s world, and now, it seems our suspicions have been confirmed (fingers crossed).

As we previously reported, Thor will be forced to face a tag team of Loki and new villainess Hela this time around, and things won’t be in his favor. But thanks to the folks at, we now have new details about Thor’s quest to save Asgard. [Spoilers ahead]

After losing his precious hammer, he’s then kicked off of Asgard by the two to a gladiator-esque planet, where he’ll be forced to fight through ranks of muscled goons in order to survive. According to comic book lore, this planet could be Sakaar of ‘Planet Hulk’ fame, but no promises.

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After fighting through a horde of challenges, Thor will come face-to-face with none other than Bruce Banner himself. Since bailing at the end of Age of Ultron, the Hulk has managed to stay in his ginormous green form, all while allowing Banner’s consciousness to trickle in, molding the two together. Because Hulk’s memory is intact, he remembers his former teammate, and the two escape the planet, hellbent on pulverizing Loki and Hela — Or at least, so we’re told.

Before you start getting angry, remember that with over a year left until Thor: Ragnarok‘s release, a lot could change. But what do know is the 16th MCU film is set to be a blast. Just how far director Taika Waititi plans on going down the comic book rabbit hole is a question we can’t answer. 

Now, can someone tell me where the fuck Natalie Portman is?