The clip for the blockbuster, helmed by New Zealand director Taika Waititi, runs for just under two minutes and begins where the events of “Avengers: Age of Ultron” left off – with Chris Hemsworth’s Thor held captive and his homeland of Asgard in chaos, following a hostile takeover by the evil Hela (Cate Blanchett).
Trapped without his hammer on an alien planet – ruled over by Jeff Goldblum’s Grandmaster, one of the Elders of the Universe – the last few seconds of the trailer show Thor forced to put his gladiatorial skills to work against a surprise opponent, the Incredible Hulk (via Rolling Stone).
Here, a humorous twist ensues, as Thor exclaims “Yes! We know each other! He’s a friend from work!”, much to the audience’s surprise – only to have the Hulk charge at him full throttle anyway.