Thor: Ragnarok gets a delightfully cheesy '80s trailer
Director Taika Waititi approves
Thor: Ragnarok is going totally ’80s.
The first few trailers for the upcoming Marvelthreequel already had a throwback vibe, with their bright colors, synth-heavy music, and generally trippy cosmic atmosphere. (Director Taika Waititi has also said Flash Gordon was a major inspiration.) Now, Nerdist has ratcheted up the ’80s nostalgia even more, cutting together a delightfully cheesy trailer complete with campy special effects and VHS static.
Thor isn’t the first film, of course, to get the ’80s trailer treatment (see Blade Runner 2049,Star Wars: The Last Jedi), but this might be one of the best — especially with all the scenes replacing Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk with Lou Ferrigno.
Waititi even tweeted his stamp of approval:
The actual 2017 version of Thor: Ragnarok will hit theaters Nov. 3. The ’80s version is presumably somewhere in the collection of VHS tapes you keep in your basement.