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Watch: Cate Blanchett sensationally destroys Mjolnir in Thor: Ragnarok teaser

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | ASHWIN VINAYAN
Published Apr 11, 2017, 2:25 pm IST
Updated Apr 29, 2017, 10:39 am IST
The film has Chris Hemsworth returning to play his iconic role alongside Mark Ruffalo and Tom Hiddleston.
Screengrabs from the video.
 Screengrabs from the video.

Mumbai: Superhero films are being churned out by the dozen, over the past couple of  years, with both Marvel and DC looking to expand their respective Cinematic Universes, with multiple superheroes being introduced in an attempt to magnify the grandeur.

The upcoming mega-project, The Avengers: Infinity War,' for example, will be the grandest superhero moshpit cinema has seen till date with the biggests of superstars donning their capes and wielding their superpowers.

 

But with films like 'Deadpool' and 'Logan' revolutionising diametrically different spectrums of superhero films, movies and their helmers have been desperately trying to break conventions.

'Thor 3: Ragnarok,' the third instalment in the 'Thor' series, has dropped its first trailer, has broken quite a few of its own tropes- Thor's famed hammer, Mjolnik, has been destroyed, and so have his long locks been.

The teaser trailer has Chris Hemsworth reprising his career defining role as the eponymous superhero, alongside Tom Hiddleston as the anti-hero sibling, Loki and Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk.

 

However, the one who walks away with all the whistles is Cate Blanchett as a delectably menacing Hela, who destroys Thor's hammer, leaving him toothless and vulnerable.

The trailer doesn't reveal too much apart from a furiously VFX-laden Ragnarok being explored.

However, the teaser does impress with its quirky dual between Thor and Hulk in a not so pleasant environment.

The use of an old classic in teasers have become a fad of sorts, with most big-ticket Hollywood juggernauts opting for one.

While 'Suicide Squad' used Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody,' 'Logan' went for Johnny Cash's 'Hurt,' 'Justice League' for The Beatles' 'Come Together,' and the more recent Kong Skull Island using Creedence Clearwater Revival's Bad Moon Rising and 'Kind Arthur' using Led Zeppelin's 'Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You'.

 

'Thor 3,' a Taika Waititi directorial, who also stars in the film, has opted for Led Zeppelin's 'Immigrant Song,' which had incidentally also been used by Trent Reznor in David Fincher's 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo'.

Except for 'Logan,' none of these songs added to the trailer or its plot-points innately.

However, the attempt to create a sense of euphoria through the classics sure does seem to pay off with the thrills being doubly effective.

Watch the teaser here:

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