Chris Hemsworth
Chris Hemsworth will reprise his role as the god of thunder Thor in Marvel's “Thor: Ragnarok.” In this photo, the actor accepts the award for favorite action movie actor at the People's Choice Awards 2016 in Los Angeles on Jan. 6, 2016. Reuters/Mario Anzuoni

After months of waiting, Marvel Cinematic Studios has finally shared the highly-anticipated trailer for its upcoming film, “Thor: Ragnarok.”

The synopsis, which was shared by Entertainment Weekly, introduces some new players such as the villain Hela (Cate Blanchett). It reads, “In Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok, Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok — the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization — at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger – the Incredible Hulk!”

As an added treat for Marvel fans, Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange will be coming along for the ride. According to Slash Film, Doctor Strange will be teaming up with Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) as they face off against intergalactic villains “both familiar and new.”

In the “Doctor Strange” end-credits scene, Thor was seen talking to Strange in the Sanctum Sanctorum. Strange promised to help Thor locate Loki (Tom Hiddleston) so they can finally return to Asgard.

Aside from Hela, other newbies in the franchise include Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), Skurge the Executioner (Karl Urban) and the Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum).

It has even been rumored that Valkyrie will be replacing Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster as Thor’s love interest. But Screen Geek dismissed these rumors.

Thor and Valkyrie will indeed forge a friendship, and although there’s a spark between them, they won’t become a couple. Jane will not appear in the movie, nor is she mentioned at all in the script. Marvel president Kevin Feige said it’s because “Thor: Ragnarok” will take place mostly in the cosmos, and it seems like Thor will have too many things on his mind to think of love.

“Thor: Ragnarok” will be released on Nov. 3, 2017.