Thor Will Battle Hulk in 'Ragnarok'

It's time for the rematch of the century.
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Director Taika Waititi (left) with Chris Hemsworth on the set of 'Thor: 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.

 

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