Entertainment Weekly has released its latest cover, offering a new look at Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok and revealing a battle ready Thor, Hela, and Valkyrie.
Probably the most important thing to note about the cover is Thor’s weapon of choice. Instead of his iconic hammer, Thor is wielding two gigantic swords and is wearing some pretty cool looking armor. This cover also gives us a first look at Cate Blanchett as Hera, a new villain who will bring a new level of destruction to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
I’m actually surprised to see that the cover features Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie. It seems like the character will have a larger role in Thor: Ragnarok than I first expected, possibly an even bigger role than Mark Ruffalo’s Incredible Hulk.
Imprisoned on the other side of the universe, the mighty Thor (Chris Hemsworth) finds himself in a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), his former ally and fellow Avenger. Thor’s quest for survival leads him in a race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela (Cate Blanchett) from destroying his home world and the Asgardian civilization.
More Thor: Ragnarok images are expected to drop later this week, so make sure you check back with Monkeys Fighting Robots!