Last week, Marvel Entertainment released a trailer for Thor: Ragnarok. It didn't really look like a Thor trailer, though. In fact the trailer received quite a few comments like this:
Fair point, YouTube community. Fair point. So, what exactly happened? Did Marvel forget they were editing a Thor trailer? Did they only have an 80's editing set-up?
Nope. This was intentional. Marvel Entertainment purposely edited this trailer to be more funny and action-packed. The reason for this? Probably to hype up the Thor fan base. Thor was last seen in Avengers: Age of Ultron back in 2015; his standalone films have been lacking in comparison to the other Avengers', and he has been largely absent from many of the films, including Civil War.
I think Marvel wants to really wants to knock the final* standalone Thor movie out of the park, and make Infinity War one of the most amazing movies that has ever been seen.
Another thing that sets this movie apart from previous Thor movies is the inclusion of The Hulk. The Hulk has also been pretty absent from non-Avenger movies, but has been confirmed to be in Ragnarok. In fact, Mark Ruffallo has called it "a buddy film."
Others involved with production have stated that the film will also be a partial adaptation of Planet Hulk, a 2006 comic book storyline in which Hulk was exiled from The Avengers and sent to another planet, which he took over.
Overall, I think we are about to see a very different Thor film. Also, a new haircut. Lookin' spiffy, Thor.
*Chris Hemsworth has signed on for six movies. Ragnarok will be his fifth, making it very likely that this will be his last standalone movie.