The trailer to the third Thor installment, Thor: Ragnarok, has left us all excited and ready to experience the God of Thunder’s newest adventure. From what we’ve seen and read, Hela, the goddess of death, has been freed from her prison and during an encounter with Thor, she destroys Mjolnir. After these events, Thor is taken captive and then to Sakaar, where he must fight the Hulk in an arena under the Grandmaster’s watch, where we also see Loki. You can see this scene at minute 1:36 in the teaser trailer.
What’s he doing there?
The last time we saw the God of Mischief he was ruling Asgard, after faking his own death and taking the identity of Odin. This came after numerous attempts of taking the throne and even trying to kill his brother to do so.
Now his brother is the Grandmaster’s prisoner and Hela invades Asgard, ready to wipe out the asgardian civilization.
An important aspect from this character, in my opinion, is that he seeks power. Destruction is just one of the means to attain this power, and with the destruction of his realm, his power will be gone.
That’s why I believe the cause to Loki’s presence in Sakaar is to save his brother.
At this moment, Loki has nothing to gain from Thor’s demise. Loki won’t be able to defeat Hela by himself and he probably knows this. The reveal to his deception doesn’t seem to be just another move in his manipulation game, but a symptom of how truly desperate he is.
Of course this is all speculation, maybe he just truly wants to see his brother die even if it means the destruction of his realm. Maybe he will save Thor, or maybe he will betray him once again. We’ll just have to wait and see.
Thor: Ragnarok premieres November 3rd in the US.
Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe 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.