Everything you need to know about Thor: Ragnarok

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From Digital Spy

In the Marvel Cinematic Universe canon, the Thor movies tend to get overlooked in favour of Iron Man, Captain America and Guardians of the Galaxy.

But Marvel Studios hasn't forgotten the Odinson, and it's bringing us a third helping of hammer-twirling, Asgardian-punching comic book action – this time in the form of a veritable Twilight of the Gods.

Here's everything you need to know about the thunder god's newest adventures in Midgard and beyond in Thor: Ragnarok.

Thor: Ragnarok trailer – epic smack down incoming!

The first teaser trailer has arrived and frankly it looks amazing.

In it we get a glimpse of Hela – the Norse goddess of death – confronting Thor, and it does not go well for him or his hammer. Alas, poor Mjolnir, we hardly knew thee.

We get a delicious new look at Tom Hiddleston's Loki as well as Thor's "friend from work", Hulk.

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Um, it looks like Mark Ruffalo's big green character has different feelings.

Related: 12 things we learned from Thor: Ragnarok's first trailer

All of this happens to the strains of Led Zeppelin's entirely appropriate 'Immigrant Song'. Valhalla, I am coming.

Once you've got your breath back you can also check out director Taika Waititi's San Diego Comic-Con mockumentary revealing what Thor has been up to while the Civil War was going on.

Thor: Ragnarok release date – The road to Infinity War

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Shooting began in Australia in July, hot on the heels of Spider-Man: Homecoming. Chris Hemsworth's reunion with his hammer and armour was originally scheduled for July 28, 2017, but later slipped to its current release date of October 24, 2017, in the UK and November 3, 2017, in the US.

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That places it after Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 and Spider-Man: Homecoming and before Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War.

Ragnarok has also been described as a 'bridge' between the ongoing MCU plots and the big bust-up with Thanos in Infinity War.

Waititi has said his film will be a mere 90 minutes long, making it the shortest MCU instalment yet by far.

Thor: Ragnarok cast – The Thor and Hulk show

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You've probably guessed that Chris Hemsworth will indeed be back as Thor, and you would be right.

And he's sporting a brand new look, including a shorter haircut which Hemsworth says "was hugely liberating and freeing". That sounds like quite a haircut...

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