The first "Thor: Ragnarok" teaser trailer just amped up Marvel fans' expectations for the superhero's third solo adventure, thanks in large part to the Hulk, Loki, a new badass nemesis played by gothic Cate Blanchett, and a more humorous tone that is being compared to "Guardians of the Galaxy."
Fan reactions poured in Monday morning after the new trailer premiered, instantly sending the movie to the top of the trend charts on Twitter and Facebook.
"Ragnarok," which also stars franchise newcomer Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie and Jeff Goldblum as Grandmaster, follows Thor (Chris Hemsworth) on an unwanted journey across the universe to a distant planet he's in a race against time to escape from so he can save his own planet from destruction.
Sure, there are the inevitable haters out there, but complaints are few and far between as reactions pop up. Here are five reasons fans are super stoked for more Thor.
Fans have long suspected "Thor: Ragnarok" would pull from Marvel Comics' "Planet Hulk" storyline and that Mark Ruffalo's character would appear, and the big reveal did not disappoint. Thor is forced into a gladiator arena to do battle and out comes his fellow Avengers teammate Hulk, which delights the God of Thunder.
"Yes!" Hemsworth's character exclaims. "We know each other. He's a friend from work."
But that doesn't seem to stop the Hulk from doing what the Hulk does best: smash.
"Thor: The Dark World" was, well, pretty dark in contrast to the brighter and more humorous tone director Taika Waititi ("What We Do in the Shadows") has taken the franchise and fans are already grateful, comparing the vibe to another Marvel powerhouse franchise "Guardians of the Galaxy."
Blanchett is sporting black gothic hair and shredded spandex to play new villain Hela, who wreaks havoc on Thor's home planet Asgard and effortlessly destroy's the hero's signature hammer. Since this is a superhero movie, we're pretty confident Thor will figure out how to thwart her evil plans, but the trailer at least lets us know it will be one hell of a fight.
Thor's mischievous half-brother, played by Tom Hiddleston, also seems to have a prominent role, which is teased by a dramatic shot of him walking toward camera while tossing some knives -- a gift to GIF creators. He's also seen watching Thor's gladiator match against Hulk, and given the siblings' troubled history, Loki is probably loving every second of it.
"Thor: Ragnarok" hits theaters on Nov. 3 this year.