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The third and final Marvel Cinematic Universe film of 2017 is the third film in the Thor trilogy and one of the most interesting and unique sounding entries in the entire franchise so far.

We've known for some time that Hulk will be making an appearance in the upcoming sequel and there have been many nods to a Planet Hulk kind of story line for some time and now we finally have some confirmation on the film's plot and Hulk's involvement.

Whilst the film is still a solid 10 months off and we won't see a real marketing push for some while, Marvel Studios have been gracious enough to give us an official plot synopsis for us to sink our teeth into so we at least have a solid understanding of what we're going to see later this year.

"In Marvel Studios' Thor Ragnarok, Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok, the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilisation, at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladiator contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger, the Incredible Hulk!"

That official synopsis pretty much falls in line with what a lot of us were expecting. We'd seen promo images of Thor and Hulk in gladiatorial armour and previously guessed that it was most likely Hela behind the fall of Asgard as Cate Blanchett was cast in that villainous role some time ago.

Thor: Ragnarok is directed by Taiki Waititi (What We Do in the Shadows) and stars Chris Hemsworth (Ghostbusters), Tom Hiddleston (Kong: Skull Island), Mark Ruffalo (Spotlight), Tessa Thompson (Creed), Anthony Hopkins (Transformers: The Last Knight), Idris Elba (The Jungle Book), Karl Urban (Star Trek Beyond), Jeff Goldblum (Independence Day: Resurgence), Sam Neill (Hunt for the Wilderpeople), Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange) and Cate Blanchett (Carol).

The film is slated for release on November 3rd 2017 in the U.S and October 27th in the UK.

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