Entertainment Weekly has made every MCU fan’s Wednesday by releasing nine new photos from the set of Thor: Ragnarok. The photos feature all the principle characters we’ve been anxious to see including the first real look at Jeff Goldblum‘s Grandmaster.

Have a look for yourself:

Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum)

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Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum)

The Grandmaster is one member of the cosmic group of beings known in the comic side of the Marvel Universe as The Elders of the Universe. The first Elder seen in the MCU was the Collector in Guardians of the Galaxy. The next Elder we’re slated to meet is Ego in Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2, so it does appear that Marvel Studios is investing heavily in establishing the Elders as a cosmic force to be reckoned with into the future.

Other new characters introduced in the film are highlighted here, including Valkyrie (played by Tessa Thompson)…

Thor: Ragnarok (2017) L to R: Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) and Thor (Chris Hemsworth)

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L to R: Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) and Thor (Chris Hemsworth)

and

Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson)

Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson)

…and Hela (Cate Blanchett).

Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Hela (Cate Blanchett)

Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
Hela (Cate Blanchett)

Included in the photos are old favorites of course. Loki (Tom Hiddleston) looks like mischief is afoot…

Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Loki (Tom Hiddleston)

Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
Loki (Tom Hiddleston)

…and Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) looks happy to see his old Avenging buddy Thor (Chris Hemsworth…duh).

Thor: Ragnarok (2017) L to R: Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) and Thor (Chris Hemsworth)

Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
L to R: Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) and Thor (Chris Hemsworth)

The new photos also include some behind-the-scenes shots of director Taika Waititi doing his directing thing:

Thor: Ragnarok (2017) L to R: On set with Tessa Thompson (Valkyrie) and Director Taika Waititi.

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L to R: On set with Tessa Thompson (Valkyrie) and Director Taika Waititi.

Thor: Ragnarok (2017) L to R: On set with Tessa Thompson (Valkyrie), Director Taika Waititi and Chris Hemsworth (Thor).

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L to R: On set with Tessa Thompson (Valkyrie), Director Taika Waititi and Chris Hemsworth (Thor).

Of course, it’s all about the titular character though. THAT’S who we’re waiting to see! And find out what this new haircut is all about!

Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Thor (Chris Hemsworth)

Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
Thor (Chris Hemsworth)

What do you think? Do these photos capture what you’re hoping for with these characters? Sound off below to let us know what you’re thinking!

Thor:Ragnarok opens in the US on November 3, 2017.

Source: Entertainment Weekly