WATCH: Epic first trailer for Thor: Ragnarok

It’s been four years since Chris Hemsworth flexed his muscles in a standalone Thor film.

WATCH: The epic trailer for Thor: Ragnarok

WATCH: The epic trailer for Thor: Ragnarok

So it’s little wonder that fans have been counting down the days until Thor: Ragnarok hits cinemas - and this first teaser trailer has Marvel geeks freaking out!

Hello, biceps! Source: Marvel Entertainment

The third film in the franchise sees poor Thor stripped of his beloved magical hammer Mjolnir after baddie Hela (Cate Blanchett) destroys it.

Cate looks badass as Hela. Source: Marvel Entertainment

That’s right, she destroys the un-destroyable.

No, not Mjolnir! Source: Marvel Entertainment

Hela also sets her sights on obliterating Thor’s homeland of Asgard, which we see ablaze at one point in the trailer.

But seriously, how cool does Cate look? Source: Marvel Entertainment

And later in the footage, something even more unthinkable happens: Thor cuts his hair off.

"Cut my hair off? How could you!" Source: Marvel Entertainment

We honestly don’t know which is worse!

Pray for Thor's long hair. Source: Marvel Entertainment

We also see the return of the Thor’s dastardly half-brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and Thor’s “friend from work”, the Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo).

Loki seems to be out-villained by Hela at this point. Source: Marvel Entertainment

The green machine is back! Source: Marvel Entertainment

Jeff Goldblum (with some amazing David Bowie-esque makeup) and Tessa Thompson also star.

Jeff Goldblum makes his first Marvel appearance in style! Source: Marvel Entertainment

The film is directed by New Zealander Taika Waititi.

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Thor: Ragnarok hits cinemas on October 26, 2017 and will be the third Marvel blockbuster of 2017.

Before we're blessed with Chris as Thor, we will be treated to the Chris Pratt-led Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2 and the reimagined Spidey in Spider-Man: Homecoming.

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