Yesterday Marvel dropped the first Thor: Ragnarok trailer without any prior warning, and if I might make a bad pun, it ragna-rocked! With Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song" blasting nearly the entire time, the first public footage was packed with a lot of cool moments, like Cate Blanchett destroying Mjolnir, Thor and Hulk getting ready to clash, Karl Urban's Skurge firing his rifles and Jeff Goldblum's Grandmaster being...actually, just Jeff Goldbum-like. Well, Ben Affleck's Batman and Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman also caught the preview, and as you'll see from their reactions in the video below, they're understandable worried about how well the God of Thunder's third solo movie might perform later this year.
Put together by Movieclips Trailers, this humorous video takes footage of Bruce Wayne and Diana Prince from last year's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but instead of looking at Lex Luthor's metahuman files or other content on their respective computers, they're taking a gander at the Thor: Ragnarok trailer. Their expressions upon seeing the action are amusing enough, but what really sells this video is what else is on their screens beside the trailer. Before Bruce Wayne starts watching, he's looking at a story about Ben Affleck not directing the Batman movie anymore, and he only opens up the trailer because Tony Stark sent it to him in an email, with the subject line "Come at me, bro." Bruce then sends it to Diana Prince (with the subject line "Not Again" and "FUUUUUUUUUUUUU" written as the message), who was in the process of reading about why Wonder Woman apparently needs more armpit hair. And here's the kicker at the end: Thor: Ragnarok opens two weeks before Justice League. SMH indeed, Bruce.
November is going to be a crazy month for the superhero movie genre, kicking off with Thor: Ragnarok. Compared to the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's theatrical offerings, the Thor movies haven't made much of a splash. Thor: Ragnarok is aiming to change that by combining the MCU Asgardian mythology already established with the cosmic sensibilities introduced in the Guardians of the Galaxy movies. Then only weeks later, Justice League will see Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Flash and Cyborg teaming up to fight Steppenwolf and his Parademon army in what is being set up as the biggest movie yet in the DC Extended Universe. Both movies are hoping to accomplish great things for their respective franchises, but Thor: Ragnarok's head start definitely means that Justice League will need to be wary of its competition. Still, you can bet that a lot of people will see both Thor: Ragnarok and Justice League, so at least commercially both of these movies probably won't have anything to worry about.
Thor: Ragnarok storms into theaters on November 3, and Justice League will follow on November 17.