The new Thor: Ragnarok movie trailer was released and I am blown away by it! Hela (Cate Blanchett), the Goddess of the under-realm destroys Mjolnir, Thor’s Hammer and she decimates Valhalla, home of the Asgardians. Thor (Chris Hemsworth) gets captured and is imprisoned on Sakaar and forced to participate in a gladiator type games where he is forced to fight against The Hulk. Valkyrie engages in
battle against Hela and are seen falling out of the sky on their Pegasus like flying horses.
We see that the main storyline is sticking to the actual comic called Ragnarok where Hela does, in fact, destroy Valhalla and all the Asgardians, however with the addition of the scene of the Sakaar gladiator games this makes for a
combination of another story line and to which there is one Marvel Hero that could meld the two stories together. One Marvel character that actually uses the power of Thor! CONTINUE BELOW…
Did you know? There is a being that can fully wield Thor’s Mjolnir Hammer as masterfully as Thor himself?
With all the comic and cartoon versions of the marvel characters and ensuing universes, the cinematic movie “Thor: Ragnarok” touches on one aspect that could introduce a Marvel comic character that can wield the God of Lightning’s Hammer, Mjolnir. Beta Ray Bill is a monstrous, horse looking, cyborg, alien, defender of the Korbinite race that is honorable and worthy enough to flawlessly use the hammer of Thor.
In short, Beta Ray Bill was created to give the audience a true understanding that Thor’s Hammer Mjolnir could indeed be wielded by any who is deemed worthy. The Marvel Movies showed a few avengers that attempted to lift the hammer in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Only a few were successful. Captain America buddged it a little, the hulk lifted it by brute strength in the 1st avenger’s movie and Vision successfully lifted it with ease and later used it against Ultron.
“Beta Ray was endowed with his own Mjolnir like hammer.”
The comic creator of Beta Ray Bill, Walt Simonson, created several other stand alone series featuring Bill that extends past the events during Ragnarok. In the comics Ragnarok was the end of the Asgardians. Bill took part in this event, but was teleported away by Thor. Beta Ray was endowed with his own Mjolnir like hammer and commanded the same powers that Thor does. This begins before Ragnarok, however in a cartoon adaption called Planet Hulk it was Beta Ray Bill that was forced to fight the Hulk on the planet Sakaar in the Gladiator type games and not Thor, as the new Movie trailer depicts that it is Thor who fights against Hulk on Sakaar. We know two events that Beta Ray Bill took part in that is featured in the new Thor 3: Ragnarok. Will Marvel and Disney release the big screen debut of Beta Ray Bill? What do you think? What other Marvel characters do you know of that might be revealed in the Thor movie Ragnarok?
In Beta Ray Bill’s origin story, Bill was saving his people against the evil Surtur, when Thor ran in to him thinking that Bill was in league with Surtur. Bill, defending his ship filled with cryopods of the last of his people, overpowered Thor, took his hammer and smashed Thor up until Mjolnir teleported bill to the presence of Odin. Bill was found worthy by Odin himself to wield the hammer after a test and awarded bill his very own hammer called Storm Breaker which was endowed with the same power and enchantments as Thor’s hammer Mjolnir.
Would we see an appearance of Beta Ray Bill in the movie Thor: Ragnarok and thus forth into the cinematic Avengers: Infinity War?
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Beta-Ray Bill was Featured in Disney XD – The Avengers: Earths Mightiest Hero’s, Planet Hulk, and a few Comic books as a series.
Beta-Ray Bill Comics
Other Characters featured in the new Thor: Ragnarok