Yesterday, we got our first look at Hela, Valkyrie and Thor himself in Thor: Ragnarok, and it was glorious. Cate Blanchett is almost unrecognizable as Thor's raven-haired nemesis. The Gods of Asgard must be smiling down on us, because more goodies have arrived in the form of an exclusive first look at Jeff Goldblum as the villainous Grandmaster, and it's not too crazy to imagine that the Goldblum is about to add another iconic role to his vast legacy.
Check out Grandmaster in Entertainment Weekly's first look at #ThorRagnarok:
I'm not sure words could possibly do justice to the sheer visual horror of all those clashing colors, not to mention the waistcoat which looks like it was fashioned from an elderly spinster's curtains, but even with a ridiculous blue paint stripe on his chin, Goldblum is working it. What's your secret Jeff?
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In case you're not familiar, this is how Grandmaster looks on the pages of #Marvel Comics:
So, it's fair to say Marvel have taken a few liberties and subbed out his blue skin for blue eyeliner. It's certainly a choice.
We also have our first proper look at fan favorite Loki, who for once will be playing the role of hero's sassy sidekick (rather than hero's sassy nemesis) when he and Thor are forced to join forces in the war against Hela.
I'm low-key digging Ragnarok's super-colorful visual palette, particularly since neither of the previous Thor movies really had any distinct aesthetic to call their own.
Another new image of Thor drops a few hints that he may have been deemed unworthy of Mjolnir, hence why he'll be entering that gladiatorial ring on Sakaar to fight Hulk armed with some very foreign weapons — seems samurai swords are the order of the day for now.
That new haircut is very "just broke up with my ex, it's a new me!" but maybe it'll have a few practical advantages, too. And, finally, we have a decent look at Tessa Thompson's warrior Valkyrie, who seems to have resting bitch face down.
Do not mess.
All in all, these pictures do a pretty solid job of amping up the hype for a movie which looks highly likely to be Marvel's best in some time. There's always been life in Thor as a character — now it seems his solo adventures will get an injection of it, too.
Thor: Ragnarok swings into theaters wielding its weaponry on November 3.
Which new Ragnarok character are you most stoked to meet?