*** These are rumors but may be considered SPOILERS, so just a warning for the faint of heart ***
Just over a week ago, we got an update on the cast of upcoming Marvel movie, Thor: Ragnarok. Among the confirmations and new information was the announcement that Jeff Goldblum would be playing the Grandmaster. Well, website JoBlo is taking that information and folding it into some long running rumors about a Planet Hulk-based movie. The site is saying that gladiator element of the 2006 comic storyline will be in Thor: Ragnarok with the Grandmaster running the battles. Boy that Quinjet must have some range…
The Incredible Hulk: Planet Hulk TPB cover
Not only will there be gladiator battles, says JoBlo, but the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) will also be armed with the shoulder armor seen in the Planet Hulk arc. It's also being said that Thor (Chris Hemsworth) himself will have a different look, a partially shaved head. In the article Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) is compared to a "Native American warrior", adorned with facial war paint.
Along with the gladitorial story, Thor: Ragnarok will have a search mission:
"… Thor’s mission in the film is that he needs to find the ultimate weapon to stop Ragnarok and reset the universe."
The weapon itself is not identified, but the big purple guy does need more bling to complete his glove…
On the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 movie front, it looks like Mantis (Pom Klementieff) isn't the only new character whose comic roots are from Earth. Other than Kurt Russell, the other announced cast member whose role was not identified was Elizabeth Debicki who JoBlo says will be playing the villain of the movie. Debicki is said to be playing Ayesha also known as Paragon, Her, and Kismet. In the comics, Ayesha was the creation of a group of scientists called the Enclave. They originally sought to create new race of supermen. Ayesha was their second creation after the first one escaped, eventually known as Adam Warlock, wielder of the Soul Gem. In order to create Paragon, they also employed a certain doctor for help, who in turn had a bodyguard just in case. That's the comics though, the movies often take a different route.
So what do you think of these rumors? Things shaping up how you'd like? Let us know in the comments.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will land in theaters May 5, 2017, and Thor: Ragnarok will hammer audiences on November 3, 2017.