WHO’S IN IT?

Chris Hemsworth (In The Heart Of The Sea), Tom Hiddleston (Kong: Skull Island), Cate Blanchett (Carol), Idris Elba (The Dark Tower), Jeff Goldblum (Independence Day), Tessa Thompson (Creed), Karl Urban (Dredd), Mark Ruffalo (Spotlight), Anthony Hopkins (Silence of the Lambs), Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game), Taika Waititi (What We Do In The Shadows), Clancy Brown (The Shawshank Redemption), Rachel House (Hunt For The Wilderpeople), Sam Neill (Jurassic Park), Cohen Holloway (Boy)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Taika Waititi (Hunt For The Wilderpeople), director; Eric Pearson (film debut), writer; Kevin Feige (Guardians of the Galaxy), producer; Mark Mothersbaugh (The LEGO Movie), composer; Javier Aguirresarobe (Blue Jasmine), cinematographer; Zene Baker (This Is The End) and Joel Negron (21 Jump Street), editors

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

Thor (Hemsworth) returns to Asgard to find that it has been taken over by his adopted brother Loki (Hiddleston). However, that turns out to be the least of his problems as the Goddess of Death Hela (Blanchett) has just been released from her prison and robbed Thor of his powerful hammer Mjolnir. Powerless and imprisoned on the planet Sakaar, Thor is forced into a gladiator ring and must fight his former friend, Bruce Banner aka The Hulk (Ruffalo), if he is to make it back to Asgard and stop Hela from unleashing Ragnarok, the doom of all Asgardian civilisation…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

Chris Hemsworth’s Thor embarks on his craziest and most intergalactic journey to date in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and with Taika Waititi directing it could well be the funniest Marvel movie to date.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

TUESDAY 24TH OCTOBER 2017