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On top of the official Thor: Ragnarok casting news we got last week, a new report has surfaced that provides more details about the plot of the third Thor movie. According to JoBlo, the film will definitely pull in elements of Planet Hulk, acting as something of a mash-up between the two stories.

Parts of 'Planet Hulk' will play out in 'Thor: Ragnarok'

Grandmaster schemes on his throne
Grandmaster schemes on his throne

While it's not going to be a direct adaptation of the Planet Hulk storyline, we can still expect a twist on the story during the events of Thor: Ragnarok, says the report. It's not yet clear how Thor and the Hulk will end up being on the same planet yet, but regardless, the pair end up together for some gladitorial-style games that have been orchestrated by none other than Jeff Goldblum's Grandmaster.

Grandmaster is one of the Elders of the Universe who focuses mainly on game playing at a massive, cosmic level. So it makes sense that he'd pit Hulk and Thor against other combatants, or even against one another. How on earth this fits into the larger context of the Marvel Cinematic Universe remains to be seen, but there still are a few Infinity Stones floating around out there. It's worth noting that at one point in the comics, Grandmaster possessed the Mind Gem but lost it to Thanos. Just sayin'.

But this isn't the only change happening. Our characters are going to have some drastically different looks this time around.

Both Thor and Hulk will have drastic changes to their appearances

Hulk vs. Thor
Hulk vs. Thor

Along with the plot rumors, there are also apparently some changes in store for the appearances of our Avengers. Unsurprisingly, Hulk will be rocking his customary Planet Hulk look with the one-shouldered armor. It would be almost impossible to do that storyline without the iconic look, so it's not that much of a reveal to expect him to wear that at some point in the film.

But perhaps more surprising is the report that, at least for this portion of the film, our God of Thunder will be sans his trademark flowing locks and instead will be sporting a shaved head. Whether by choice or by force remains to be seen, but it seems fitting in either case. A last tidbit is that Valkyrie, played by newcomer Tessa Thompson, will be wearing Native American-like warpaint on her face, though the JoBlo article was unclear as to whether it will be for the entire film or whether she'll be included in the gladiator portion of the film.

Here's the gist of the 'Thor: Ragnarok' story

As far as what else we know of the overall plot, the gist of the story will be that Thor goes on a mission to discover a powerful weapon that can stop Ragnarok and reset the universe. What that weapon is, we don't know. But it would make an awful lot of sense if that weapon were one of the remaining Infinity Stones - that would be enough to send him on a search across multiple realms. Plus, just imagine that the prize for winning the gladiatorial match is an Infinity Stone. That would be a handy explanation as to how he ends up on the same planet as Hulk.

What do you think of a 'Planet Hulk' and 'Thor: Ragnarok' mash-up?


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