November is still quite a while away and after an impressive first trailer for the latest entry into the Thor franchise with Taika Waititi’s Thor: Ragnarok, there are still many unanswered questions. One highilght of the trailer was the very colorful look at the world of Sakaar, which will see the titular hero be thrown into a gladiator ring with a former ally. Outside of a few glimpses and the summary describing this planet as a galactic dumping ground, many wondered what we can expect from its overall design. Thankfully, the current exhibit at the Gallery of Modern Art “Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe” has offered us a first full look at what we can expect the city to look like where Thor finds himself captured.
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One thing is for certain, Ragnarok may potentially end up being even more colorful than Guardians of the Galaxy already is. This model already gives us a good look at the exterior of the colloseum, which is surpringly high. This does explain why it seemed extremely dark in the trailer and offers a very otherworldly interpretation of such a building. The tall building in the middle could be the office that we saw during the trailer, where Jeff Goldblum‘s Grandmaster was discussing the new warrior that arrived with Valkyre. There also seems to be smaller buildings scattered throughout showing that there is quite a population that lives on this planet. It will be interesting to see if Thor gets a chance to run through a market or streets to escape from the planet alonside his friend, Bruce Banner. The Sakaarans have actually already appeared in Guardians, so it will be interesting to see if they might return in the upcoming film in some capacity.
It will be interesting to see how much of the film actually takes place in Sakaar, as the trailers do seem to hint that a large portion will see the God of Thunder spending quite some time here. The film was pointed out to be a intergalactic road trip film, so this might just be the first major place he visits after a confrontation with Hela. There is also the question how exactly Loki got here, as the last time we saw him he took over Asgard by imitading Odin. While Hulk will play a role in the film, it is uncertain how much we can expect from him and how he will return to earth before the events of Avengers: Infinity War. Maybe we will see our two heroes stuck with Loki wandering the nine realms on the search for a way to defeat Hela?
What is your take on this? What do you think of the new design of Sakaar?