Chris Hemsworth Cuts His Long Locks and Ditches His Mighty Hammer for ‘Thor: Ragnarok’

Thor: Ragnarok is coming, and the powerful god of thunder and lightning is getting a bit of a makeover for the grand battle.

For the handsome hero’s third standalone installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he’s losing his long blonde locks in favor of a much closer cut, and his armor is getting a gritty, leather-clad upgrade as well.

Star Chris Hemsworth debuted the new, more Spartan style on the cover of this month’s Entertainment Weekly, where he was flanked by Cate Blanchett — who stars as Ragnarok‘s main villain, Hela, the goddess of death — and Tessa Thompson, who plays the warrior Valkyrie.