The very first trailer for Thor: Ragnarok is exploding the Internet. It’s giving us a striking new look into the Marvel Cosmic Universe and its occupants. What’s more, the credit goes to its director Taika Waititi (Hunt for the Wilderpeople). Furthermore, Thor: Ragnarok has a pack of new characters that it will present. In fact, many of these would have a bigger destiny to fulfil in MCU. Here are the New Characters in the Thor Ragnarok trailer.
According to Marvel Comics, Hela (Cate Blanchett) is the Asagardian goddess of Death, leader of the underworld domains of Hel and Nifleheim. We don’t have many insights about Hela’s MCU adaptation, aside from the fact that she still has powers associated with the underworld. In addition to this, Blanchett stated recently, “been locked away for millennia getting more and more cross, and after that, with a mistake, she gets unleashed and she ain’t getting back in that box.”
Skurge is Hela’s enforcer. We don’t know whether he works for Hela out of his own will, or is (like in the comics) under thrall, with no will of his own (until he’s liberated). In any case, Skurge is a warrior from the Norse tradition of berserkers. Furthermore, his ability with an axe has earned him the nickname “The Executioner.” In this shot from the trailer he’s not graceful at all and is seen wielding to enormous machine guns.