Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson & Karl Urban Officially Join The Cast Of ‘Thor: Ragnarok’

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The Official Press release for Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok has been revealed. A few castings that we have previously known have been confirmed, while a few come as a surprise. Among the surprises are Jeff Goldblum (who previously hinted at a Superhero role) and the other was Dredd’s Karl Urban. You can check out the official Press Release below.

Two-time Oscar®-winner Cate Blanchett (“Blue Jasmine,” “Carol, “Cinderella”) joins Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok” as the mysterious and powerful new villain Hela, along with Jeff Goldblum (the upcoming “Independence Day: Resurgence,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “Jurassic Park”) who joins the cast as the eccentric Grandmaster, Tessa Thompson (“Creed,” “Selma”) who will bring the classic hero Valkyrie to life on the big screen, and Karl Urban (“Star Trek” trilogy, “The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King”) who will add his might to the fray as Skurge.

Rounding out the cast for the film is three-time Oscar®-nominee Mark Ruffalo (“Spotlight,” “The Kids Are All Right,” “Foxcatcher”), reprising his role of Bruce Banner/the Hulk from “Marvel’s The Avengers” and Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron.”

“The continuation of the epic Thor franchise will be powerful and unique, and with the additions of Cate, Jeff, Tessa, Karl, and Mark to the cast we have the makings of his most dangerous and heroic adventure yet,” said Producer Kevin Feige. “The sheer, raw talent each of these actors brings to the screen can’t be quantified. Having any one of them join the Marvel Cinematic Universe would be an honor, and having all of them is incredible.”

Thor’s new cast members join returning stars Chris Hemsworth (“Rush,” “In the Heart of the Sea,” “Ghostbusters”) in the title role for the fifth time; Tom Hiddleston (“Crimson Peak,” “The Night Manager,” “Kong: Skull Island”) as Thor’s adversarial, adopted brother, Loki; Golden Globe® and Screen Actors Guild Award winner Idris Elba (“The Dark Tower,” “Luther,” “Beasts of No Nation”) as the Asgardian sentry, Heimdall; and Academy Award®-winner Sir Anthony Hopkins (“Silence of the Lambs,” “Nixon,” “Hitchcock”) again portraying Odin, Ruler of Asgard.

“Thor: Ragnarok,” the third installment of Marvel’s popular Norse Super Hero, is directed by Oscar®-nominated filmmaker Taika Waititi (“Two Cars, One Night,” “What We Do in the Shadows,” “Hunt for the Wilderpeople”). Kevin Feige will produce the film, joined by executive producers Louis D’Esposito, Brad Winderbaum, Victoria Alonso, Thomas M. Hammel and Stan Lee.

Source: Marvel

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  • beane2099

    That’s a heck of a cast. The presence of the Grandmaster tells me that this movie is definitely gonna have some Infinity Stone connections. They did say this movie was going to be to Phase 3 what Winter Soldier was to Phase 2.

  • JMMagwood

    Great cast. I’m officially getting excited about this. Addition by subtraction without Portman, as well!

    • Steve Steve

      What a shame about her. She doesn’t seem to care about these movies enough to deliver a good performance. They have also written the character so poorly.

      • JMMagwood

        SF/Action certainly doesn’t seem to be her thing, but she must like cashing the checks.

        • Steve Steve

          Undoubtedly. I hope Fox doesn’t make the mistake of shelling out huge money to Jennifer Lawrence for more Mystique. She has said she’d do more X-Men for enough money. yikes

  • Steve Steve

    Whoa! What an interesting cast! Who is Goldblum? Mephisto perhaps!?

    • Worldmind

      He’s an Elder of the Universe, a master of games of skill, strategy and chance. I remember him in Thanos Quest, he loses his Infinity gem to Thanos (reality gem I think) It’s really cool casting if it’s true

      • Steve Steve

        I just recently read Thanos Quest. It’s fantastic, but I didn’t make the connection with the Grandmaster. I wonder if he is the reason Hulk ends up in the story.

  • SAMURAI36

    People were wondering if Goldblum was going to DC, & I doubted it from the onset. He seems like more of a fit for Marvel, than DC.

    • HeavyCat

      And you were right

    • Carl

      Dafoe and Simmons were great as Marvel characters and I’m sure they’ll be great DC characters too. It’s all about the being right for the role and has nothing to do with a particular brand.

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