We’ve known for several months now that Thor: Ragnarok will co-star Mark Ruffalo, meaning the Hulk will make at least an appearance in the film. Now, plot details have come out discussing just how “Planet Hulk” this thing might be when all is said and done.
According to the exclusive over at Joblo:
The film will definitely have the Planet Hulk element in it, operating as a kind of mash-up with the Ragnarok story. How Thor ends up on the planet in question is unclear, but he will definitely be involved in some gladiatorial games run by none other than Jeff Goldblum’s Grandmaster. In terms of Hulk’s appearance in this portion of the film, he will be rocking the one-shoulder armor as seen in the comics, so expect him to be decked out in the familiar Planet Hulk look.
There’s also a video explaining in detail Hulk’s involvement in Thor: Ragnorok. Oh yeah, and the video also discusses the new villain in Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 2:
That’s right, the villain in Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 2 is Ayesha the blonde goddess with many different names. Elizabeth Debicki, who previously appeared in The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and The Great Gatsby, should be playing Ayesha. Joblo also gives an extensive description of Ayesha and her impact on the MCU moving forward:
Now, the significance of Ayesha in GUARDIANS 2 and the greater MCU is rather huge, especially when you consider that she was created by The Enclave, a group of scientists dedicated to taking control of the world, starting with the creation of the perfect genetic beings, made to restart humanity. Their first version of this, called HIM, would later evolve into the character known as Adam Warlock, who escaped The Enclave. However, The Enclave made a second being, which became HER aka Ayesha, who also escapes and goes looking for HIM, who she considers to be her perfect mate to start a new perfect race.
Thor: Ragnarok hits theaters November 3, 2017, and Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 2 May 5, 2017.