‘Thor: Ragnarok’ EP Compares The Grandmaster To A Dictator

GuardiansActor Jeff Goldblum is known for starring in eccentric and perplexing roles such as 1986’s The Fly, Jurassic Park, Independence Day and The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou. However, the famed actor makes his first venture into the evergrowing world of comic book films as he portrays the Grandmaster in the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok.

The recent trailers and footage that have been released for Thor: Ragnarok showcase Goldblum’s take on the character as somewhat of an autocrat but also a mastermind of sorts as he will be the one who will ultimately pit Thor (Chris Hemsworth) against his Avengers teammate Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) or in this case, his alter ego the Hulk.

In an interview with ComicBook.com, Thor: Ragnarok executive producer Brad Winderbaum further confirms that the character of the Grandmaster is going to be a colorful performance brought to life by Goldblum:

“Jeff Goldblum is… He’s Jeff Goldblum. And especially under Taika’s [direction], I think he’s going to really be a fun and very kind of an elusive character.”

The executive producer also teased certain aspects of his personality that we will come to expect in the upcoming film as this version of the character very much rules the world of Sakaar with an iron grip:

“He’s like the ringleader of the circus on Sakaar. But he’s also a little bit like a brutal dictator. Although he’s completely unaware. To him, it’s all good all the time.”

Are you excited for the live-action debut of the Grandmaster in Thor: Ragnarok? Sound off in the comments below and let us know what you think!

In Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok“, Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer 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. But first he must survive a deadly gladictorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger – the Incredible Hulk!

Directed by Taika Waititi, the film stars Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson,  Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo and Anthony Hopkins.

Thor: Ragnarok will be released in theaters on November 3, 2017.

Source: ComicBook.com

5 Reasons We’re Excited For ‘Thor: Ragnarok’

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Thor: RagnarokGuardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is out on home media and Spider-Man: Homecoming has been playing in theaters for a while now, so it’s time to look forward to the next Marvel movies, the first being Thor: Ragnarok.

The trailer for the film is incredible. The vibe, the action, the set-design, the soundtrack, every element of the trailer screams, “This is a different kind of Thor movie.”

And that’s exactly what we need. Thor: The Dark World was the most easily forgettable Marvel sequel, only distinguishable from the original for its use of fan-favorite villain Loki. Thor: Ragnarok looks poised to switch up the formula, seeming more like a fun intergalactic romp than a brooding space epic.

Judging from the trailer and other positive buzz, there’s plenty of cause to be excited for Thor: Ragnarok. Here are the 5 reasons why. Click next to get started!

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Michael Vassallo

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