12:55pm PT by Aaron Couch
Thor Will Battle Hulk in 'Ragnarok'
They may have sat out the superhero Civil War, but Thor and Hulk aren't skipping last year's trend of hero fighting hero.
A new plot synopsis for November's Thor: Ragnarok reveals that Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) will be pitted against one another in the gladiator ring.
"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 civilization — at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger — the Incredible Hulk!"
Disney also released a behind-the-scenes photo of Hemsworth on set with director Taika Waititi. Part of the film will draw inspiration from the 2006-07 Planet Hulk comic book storyline, which saw the Hulk marooned on a distant planet and forced to fight as a gladiator.
The Ragnarok battle will be a rematch of sorts, following Hulk and Thor's fight in in 2012's Avengers (though this time it sounds like Thor won't have the benefit of Mjolnir).
Thor: Ragnarok is scheduled for release Nov. 3.