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Thor: Ragnarok trailer: Thor and the Hulk take on Cate Blanchett

Also: Loki’s here. Yay, Loki!

Alex Abad-Santos is a senior correspondent who explains what society obsesses over, from Marvel and movies to fitness and skin care. He came to Vox in 2014. Prior to that, he worked at the Atlantic.

For its new trailer, Thor: Ragnarok gave fans more of what they want, namely more Thor, more Hulk, and more Cate Blanchett. And, okay, just a little bit of Loki (Tom Hiddleston), too. And up-and-coming star Tessa Thompson carrying a sword. And laser gun battles! And giant demons! What more could you want?

The film’s first trailer, which debuted in April, gave us a glimpse of director Taika Waititi’s humor and self-awareness. And this one continues that trend. The Thor film series is considered to be one of the less dazzling properties in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, because its characters have failed to inspire the kind of fervent adoration that characters like Iron Man or the Guardians of the Galaxy enjoy. But the first trailer, complete with elaborate headdresses, bright colors, and unapologetic weirdness in the form of characters like Jeff Goldblum’s ostentatious Grandmaster, seemed to signal that Waititi isn’t afraid of leaning into the bizarre campiness of his film’s titular demigod.

With some major star power in Blanchett, Hiddleston, a rumored appearance by Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange, and the piqued interest of how Thor and the Guardians of the Galaxy are now connected, it looks like Ragnarok might prove that for Thor, the third time’s the charm.

Thor: Ragnarok is scheduled to hit theaters on November 3, 2017.

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