Late last night, Marvel revealed updates synopses for Black Panther and Thor: Ragnarok alongside the first synopsis for Avengers: Infinity War. While the updated versions don’t give away too much, they are crisper, fuller and define roles for some some of the supporting cast.
The updated synopsis for Taika Waititi’s entry into the Thor franchise adds Loki (who we’ve seen prominently in the trailer) to the description and seems to keep the focus on the impending doom of Ragnarok and the Planet Hulk elements of the film. You can read the updated synopsis below, followed by a previous version.
Thor’s world is about to explode in Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok. His devious brother, Loki, has taken over Asgard, the powerful Hela has emerged to steal the throne for herself and Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe. To escape captivity and save his home from imminent destruction, Thor must first win a deadly alien contest by defeating his former ally and fellow Avengers… The Incredible Hulk!
Imprisoned on the other side of the universe, the mighty Thor (Chris Hemsworth) finds himself in a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), his former ally and fellow Avenger. Thor’s quest for survival leads him in a race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela (Cate Blanchett) from destroying his home world and the Asgardian civilization.
Black Panther now sounds even more like a great Black Panther story. In addition to adding Martin Freeman’s Everett K. Ross to the mix, it also seems to indicate that we will indeed be seeing T’Challa battle on two fronts: foreign and domestic. It’s likely that Winston Duke’s M’Baku is being hinted at as the leader of one of the Wakandan factions and that Michael B. Jordan’s Killmonger will be joining forces with Andy Serkis’s Ulysses Klaue as the conspirators. Again, you can read the much more informative new synopsis below, followed by a previous version.
After the events of Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War, King T’Challa returns home to the reclusive, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as his country’s new leader. However, T’Challa soon finds that he is challenged for the throne from factions within his own country. When two foes conspire to destroy Wakanda, the hero known as Black Panther must team up with C.I.A. agent Everett K. Ross and members of the Dora Milaje, Wakanadan special forces, to prevent Wakanda from being dragged into a world war.
“Black Panther” follows T’Challa who, after the events of “Captain America: Civil War,” returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to take his place as King. However, when an old enemy reappears on the radar, T’Challa’s mettle as King and Black Panther is tested when he is drawn into a conflict that puts the entire fate of Wakanda and the world at risk.
Thor: Ragnaork will debut November 3, 2017 and Black Panther, directed by Ryan Coogler, is set for February 16, 2018. We’ve already seen a teaser for Ragnarok, but we’re expecting to get the first full trailer soon, along with our first look at Black Panther. Expect those to be out within the next month and to play in front of Spider-Man: Homecoming in theaters.